23J. 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 if I 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 guard, thy staff to bear.

5 Nay, thou dost make me sit and dine,
e'en in my enemy's sight:
my head with oil, my cup with wine
runs over day and night.

6 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
Title: The God of Love My Shepherd Is
Author: George Herbert, 1593-1633
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Assurance; Blessing; Church Year: All Saints' Day (42 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Roy Hopp (1922)
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1992 Selah Publishing Company, Inc.

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