792. The God of love my shepherd is

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.

Text Information
First Line: The God of love my shepherd is
Author: George Herbert (1593-1633)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2013
Topic: Funerals and The Departed; Assurance; Comfort and Consolation (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Collignon (1725-1785)
Meter: CM
Key: C Major

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