1 The God of love my shepherd is,
and he that doth me feed;
while he is mine and I am his,
what can I want or need?
2 He leads me to the tender grass,
where I both feed and rest;
then to the streams that gently pass:
in both I have the best.
3 Or ifI stray, he doth convert,
and bring my mind in frame,
and all this not for my desert,
but for his holy name.
4 Yea, in death's shady black abode
well may I walk, not fear;
for thou art with me, and thy rod
to guide, thy staff to bear.
5 Surely thy sweet and wondrous love
shall measure all my days;
and, as it never shall remove,
so neither shall my praise.
|First Line:||The God of love my shepherd is|
|Author:||George Herbert (1593-1633)|
|Topic:||Funerals and The Departed; Assurance; Comfort and Consolation(4 more...)|
|Coram Deo, Set II (Choral Score)|