the king of love my shepherd is

The King of Love My Shepherd Is
(The Good Shepherd)
20 X 24

acrylic on birch

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"I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me..."
---John 10:14


INSPIRATION: hymn, based
on the 23rd Psalm.

You can listen: Princess Diana's funeral

Lyrics:
The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And, where the verdant pastures grow, with food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home rejoicing brought me.


In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy Cross before to guide me.

Thou spread’st a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise within Thy house forever.

"I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me,
He can work through anyone."

--Saint Francis of Assisi

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