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23H. Shepherd Me, O God

Refrain:
Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,
beyond my fears, from death into life.

1 God is my shepherd, so nothing shall I want,
I rest in the meadows of faithfulness and love,
I walk by the quiet waters of peace. [Refrain]

2 Gently you raise me and heal my weary soul,
you lead me by pathways of righteousness and truth,
my spirit shall sing the music of your name. [Refrain]

3 Though I should wander the valley of death,
I fear no evil, for you are at my side,
your rod and your staff, my comfort and my hope. [Refrain]

4 You have set me a banquet of love
in the face of hatred,
crowning me with love beyond my power to hold. [Refrain]

5 Surely your kindness and mercy
follow me all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the house of my God forevermore. Refrain][

Text Information
First Line: God is my shepherd, so nothing shall I want
Title: Shepherd Me, O God
Author: Marty Haugen, b. 1950
Refrain First Line: Shepherd me, O God
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture:
Topic: Assurance; Blessing; Church Year: All Saints' Day (42 more...)
Copyright: © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune Information
Name: SHEPHERD ME
Composer: Marty Haugen, b. 1950
Key: f minor
Copyright: © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc.
Notes: The stanzas may be sung by a solo voice or an ensemble, with the congregation joining in singing the refrain. The refrain may also be taken separately to frame the reading of the psalm. See p. 137 for a two-part setting of the refrain.



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