1 O, tell me, thou life and delight of my soul,
Where the flock of thy pasture are feeding:
I seek thy protection, I need thy control;
I would go where my Shepherd is leading.
2 O, tell me the place where the flock are at rest,
Where the noontide will find them reposing;
The tempest now rages, my soul is distressed,
And the pathway of peace I am losing.
3 And why should I stray with the flocks of thy foes,
In the desert where now they are roving;
Where hunger and thirst, where contentions and woes,
Where fierce conflicts their ruin are proving?
4 Ah, when shall my woes and my wandering cease,
And the follies that fill me with weeping?
A Shepherd of Israel, restore me that peace
Thou dost give to the flock thou art keeping!
5 A voice from the Shepherd now bids me return
By the way where the footprints are lying;
No longer to wander, no longer to mourn;
And homeward my spirit is flying.
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #779