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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

Full Text

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.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

Text Information

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


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