Edward Waters         Bard of the Grey Wind
The Shepherd of My Soul

A Song by Edward Waters
(Copyright © September 2001)


You are the Shepherd of my soul.[1]  You are my all-sufficient Lord:
You give me rest;[2] You give me strength; in You my spirit is restored.[3]
You are my Father[4] and my Friend,[5] the greatest comfort in my grief,[6]
The Love that heals my fear and shame,[7] within whose arms I find relief.[8]

Some men may say my faith is blind, but I see You are who You are:[9]
No god but God, no way but Truth.  Whatever comes, You're never far.[10]
When You put gladness in my heart, all shadows hasten to withdraw.[11]
You are gracious; You are God:[12]  You have my love; You have my awe![13]

You are the Shepherd of my soul.  O let me follow where You lead!
Yours is the Word by which I live, the only Voice I choose to heed.[14]
It is a lamp unto my feet.  It is a light unto my way.
My lips have sworn, my life shall prove, that I will hold to what You say.[15]

And should men ask what god I serve, I'll answer, 'He is who He is:[16]
No god but God, no way but Truth.  I'll live no life but one that's His.[17]
He is the Kindler of the Stars,[18] Master of All,[19] Ancient of Days;[20]
And no pretender to His throne shall stand one moment in His gaze!'[21]

There is a life that cannot start until what's dead has been entombed.[22]
There is a fire that ever burns, and yet its host is not consumed;
And he that turns to see this sight is nevermore the same.
I stand unshod on holy ground and hear a Voice within the Flame:[23]

'Though men will ask what god you serve, I Am Who I Am:[24]
No god but God, no way but Truth.  I hold all things in My hand.[25]
If you will trust now in My word, I'll teach you what to say[26] and do;[27]
Reach out in faith and see My power,[28] and know that I will be with you.'[29]

Lord, I have sworn, my life shall prove, that I will hold to what You say.
You are the Shepherd of my soul.

 

                                                                                          

[1] I Peter 2.25

  [9] Matthew 8.5-13

[17] Matthew 10.37-39

[24] Exodus 3.13-14  

[2] Matthew 11.28

[10] Psalm 145.18

[18] Genesis 1.16

[25] Psalm 95.3-5;

[3] Psalm 23.1-3

[11] Psalm 4.6-7

[19] Philippians 2.9-11

        Isaiah 48.12-13

[4] Luke 11.13

[12] Nehemiah 9.31

[20] Daniel 7.9ff

[26] Exodus 4.12

[5] Proverbs 17.17a

[13] Hebrews 12.28-29

[21] Revelation 6.15-17;

[27] Exodus 4.15

[6] Matthew 5.4

[14] John 10.27-28

        Isaiah 2.8-11; Psalm 2

[28] Exodus 4.4-5;

[7] Psalm 34.17-18

[15] Psalm 119.105-106

[22] Romans 6.3-11

        14.13-16,21

[8] Luke 15.20; John 16.22

[16] John 10.29-30

[23] Exodus 3.2-6

[29] Exodus 3.12;

 

 

 

        Matthew 28.20

         

 

 

 

 

 

 


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