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Feed My Sheep

Tara Buzash

Digital Sheet Music PDF
$6.95
Composer:
Tara Buzash
Lyricist:
Mary Baker Eddy
Instrumentation:
Piano/Vocal - Duet
Keys:
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Db, D
Vocal Pitch Ranges:
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Db4 - E5, Db3 - E4
MP3 Duration:
04:25

A duet for a man and a woman á la John Rutter’s “For the Beauty of the Earth.” Lyrics are Mrs. Eddy’s poem “Feed My Sheep,” and the melody is adapted from Hymn #304 in the Christian Science Hymnal. The music of the third verse is different and there is a coda. Rises to a powerful crescendo and then all is washed clean.

Lyrics

Feed My Sheep
Words by Mary Baker Eddy
Music by Tara Buzash adapted from Lyman Brackett

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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