Good Shepherd, Our Leader, Provider, and Guide

Good Shepherd, our Leader, Provider, and Guide

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2001)
Tune: GOOD SHEPHERD (Horman)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Good Shepherd, our Leader, Provider, and Guide,
who faithfully all of our needs has supplied,
we trust in your goodness, so steadfast and true,
affirming your presence in all that we do.

In days that are troubled and nights that are long,
when we find it hard to discern right from wrong,
when spirits are lowest and broken hearts grieve,
you teach us, encourage us, help us believe.

Whenever our selfishness leads us astray,
you find us, forgive us, and show us the way,
preparing a table for us in this place,
anointing our spirits with life-giving grace.

As long as we live, till the end of our days,
we'll offer our songs of thanksgiving and praise,
rejoicing, Good Shepherd, that we're not alone,
for in you, and with you, we're always at home.


Source: The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #15

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Good Shepherd, our Leader, Provider, and Guide
Title: Good Shepherd, Our Leader, Provider, and Guide
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2001)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Source: The Song Lingers On

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The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #15

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