Shepherd, Source of Our Contentment

Author: F. Richard Garland

The Reverend F. Richard Garland is a retired United Methodist pastor. He and his wife, Catherine Sprigg, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, live in North Kingstown, RI. Dick was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is a lifelong Methodist. A graduate of Garrett Theological Seminary, he interned in Chicago and then served churches in Indiana, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He continues to preach on occasion, provide coverage in emergency pastoral situations, and write a monthly essay, "From Where I Sit" for the newsletter of the North Kingstown UMC. He has been a contributor to The Upper Room. Dick is a lifelong hiker who still climbs in the mountains of New Hampshire. At home, he spends a great deal of tim… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shepherd, source of our contentment
Title: Shepherd, Source of Our Contentment
Author: F. Richard Garland (2011)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Notes: This hymn may be reproduced and used in congregational worship from http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/shepherd-source-of-our-contentment
Copyright: © 2011 F. Richard Garland

Tune

BEECHER

John Zundel's BEECHER (named after Henry Ward Beecher, his pastor) was first published in his Christian Heart Songs (1870) as a setting for Charles Wesley's "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (568). The tune is also known as ZUNDEL. Approximating the shape of a rounded bar form (AA'BA'), BEECHER is…

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