14 I am the good shepherd; and I know those that are mine, and am known of those that are mine, 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it again. I have received this commandment of my Father.
What love from the Shepherd did flow,
When in care for the sheep He was led
To stand between them and the foe,
And lay down His life in their stead!