Scripture Verse

He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:2


Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst
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Words: W. F. McNa­ma­ra, in Crown of Gold, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Giffe & Frank M. Da­vis (Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na: Home Mu­sic, 1892), num­ber 40.

Music: Si­er­ra Ne­va­da Will­iam T. Giffe, 1892 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Mc­Na­ma­ra’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

William T. Giffe


By waters cool and sweet,
From living fountains fed,
My Shepherd leads my eager feet,
To fresher meads ahead.

The tender verdure springs
And blossoms where we stray;
And at each step my glad heart sings,
So sweet I find the way.

The heat of burning noons
Is tempered to my need;
And all His wisely given boons
Are mine before I plead.

More of His love and care
I learn from day to day,
And more of His rich bounty share,
As by His side I stay.

Dear Shepherd, if from Thee
My erring feet should rove,
O chide me kindly, tenderly,
And bring me back in love.