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Shepherd, Source of Our Contentment

Words by F. Richard Garland, 2011.
Music: Tune BEECHER by John Zundel, 1870
Alternate tune: NETTLETON from Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813

This hymn text by F. Richard Garland is a "shepherd hymn." The author writes, "It is rooted in three biblical texts. First, the beloved 23rd Psalm with its rich images of comfort and guidance. Then Matthew 9:35-36, where Jesus has compassion for those who are harassed and helpless, and finally John 10:11-16, where Jesus identifies himself as the good shepherd who guides and cares for the flock."

Shepherd, Source of Our Contentment (Sibelius format)

Shepherd, Source of Our Contentment (pdf)

See F. Richard Garland's composer page on the Discipleship Ministries website.