by William Blake (1757 - 1827)

How sweet is the Shepherd's sweet lot!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): CAT
How sweet is the Shepherd's sweet lot!
   From the morn to the evening he strays;
He shall follow his sheep all the day,
   And his tongue shall be fillèd with praise.

For he hears the lamb's innocent call,
   And he hears the ewe's tender reply;
He is watchful [while]1 they are in peace,
   For they know when their Shepherd is nigh.

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1 Cooke: "when"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El pastor", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website: 2003-12-11
Line count: 8
Word count: 61