The God of love my Shepherd is, And He that doth me feed; While He is mine and I am His, What can I [want]1 or need? He leads me to the tender grass, Where I both feed and rest; Then to the streams that gently pass: In both I have the best. Or if I stray, He doth convert, And bring my mind in frame, And all this not for my desert, But for His holy Name. Yea, in death's shady black abode Well may I walk, not fear; For Thou art with me, and Thy rod To guard, Thy staff to bear. Surely Thy sweet and wondrous love Shall measure all my days; And as it never shall remove So neither shall my praise.
G. Dyson sets stanzas 1, 4-5
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1 Dyson: "lack"
- by George Herbert (1593 - 1633), appears in The Temple, first published 1663 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by George Dyson (1883 - 1964), "Dear stream! dear bank, where often...", from Quo Vadis: a Cycle of Poems, no. 6..
Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson
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