I Can Hear The Shepherd Calling
By Lucia K Haase
Do you hear the Shepherd calling,
beckoning His faithful sheep?
Can you hear Him from the pasture
where a place for you, he keeps?
There he stands beside still waters,
arms outstretched, to beckon you –
there he waits in greening pastures,
come, and let His love renew.
Let Him lead you on the path
of righteousness, for His name’s sake;
let Him lend His rod and staff,
and comfort you in Heaven’s wake.
I can hear the Shepherd calling
from a peaceful, restful place…
There He waits with arms outstretched-
I can know His love and grace.
‘The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me, your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup over-flows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.’
[ Psalm 23]