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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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

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


Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

Text added to the website: 2003-12-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
Line count: 8
Word count: 61