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Feed My Sheep

Ann Stephan  •  Song

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This contemporary folk/rock ballad features an expressive, well shaped melody. Each verse builds to a strong climax. The minor key center is an unusual and refreshing setting for Feed My Sheep.

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Feed My Sheep
text by Mary Baker Eddy
music by Ann Stephan

Shepherd, show me how to go

O’er the hillside steep,

How to gather, how to sow,–

How to feed Thy sheep;

I will listen for Thy voice,

Lest my footsteps stray;

I will follow and rejoice

All the rugged way.

Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,

Wound the callous breast,

Make self-righteousness be still,

Break earth’s stupid rest.

Strangers on a barren shore,

Lab’ring long and lone,

We would enter by the door,

And Thou know’st Thine own;

So, when day grows dark and cold,

Tear or triumph harms,

Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,

Take them in Thine arms;

Feed the hungry, heal the heart,

Till the morning’s beam;
White as wool, ere they depart,

Shepherd, wash them clean.

Words used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection

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