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.
|First Line:||The God of love my shepherd is|
|Title:||The God of Love My Shepherd Is|
|Author:||George Herbert, 1593-1633|
|Topic:||Assurance; Blessing; Church Year: All Saints' Day(42 more...)|
|Composer:||Roy Hopp (1922)|
|Copyright:||© 1992 Selah Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Coram Deo, Set II (Choral Score)|