Safe in the Almighty Shepherd's hands!

(John Fawcett, "Christ Precious")

"I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd
 lays down His life for the sheep." John 10:11

Jesus is the Shepherd of His flockó
  to conduct, guard and defend them,
  to feed them in the green pastures of His grace,
  to cure and heal their spiritual diseases,
  to restore them when they wander,
  to gather the lambs with His arms,
  to carry them in His bosom, and gently lead them.

His power, care and compassion are infinite!
His followers are as sheep in the midst of wolves. We
hear one of them saying, "My soul is among lions!"
These lions may gape and roar, they may seek to
devouróbut the sheep are safe in the Almighty
Shepherd's hands!
For He has said, "My sheep
hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish
—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand!"

Such a Shepherd must be precious!