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Feed My Sheep

Peter B. Allen  •  Digital Sheet Music

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Poem by Mary Baker Eddy. Pastoral, sustained opening with a faster middle section and peaceful ending. Melodic theme appears throughout in different forms. Very effective.

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Feed My Sheep

Lyrics: Mary Baker Eddy
Composer: Peter B. Allen

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 selfrighteousness 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