by George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

The God of love my Shepherd is
Language: English 
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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