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Feed My Sheep

John William Gordon  •  Digital Sheet Music

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This setting of Mrs. Eddy’s poem uses a shepherd’s-pipe motif to evoke a pastoral atmosphere. The harmonies are ethereal and haunting.

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  • Low  –  Key of E Major

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    Vocal Solos
    Key
    E Major
    Vocal Range
    Low
    Pitch Range
    D#4 - E5
    Description
    Piano/Vocal
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  • High

    Category
    Vocal Solos
    Vocal Range
    High
    Pitch Range
    F#4 - G5
    Description
    Piano/Vocal
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Title: Feed My Sheep
Lyricist: Mary Baker Eddy
Composer: John William Gordon

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 by Mary Baker Eddy from the Christian Science Hymnal, used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection