The Good Shepherd Gives His Life for the Sheep
This is the Sunday traditionally named "Good Shepherd Sunday" because of the readings appointed for this day.
Please consider the passage below, from John 10:
And now I humbly ask you to enjoy and contemplate the lyrics and music for "Brother James' Air:"
The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want.He makes me down to lieIn pastures green; He leadeth meThe quiet waters by.He leadeth me, He leadeth me,the quiet waters by.My soul He doth restore again;And me to walk doth makeWithin the paths of blessedness,Ev'n for His own Name's sake.Within the paths of blessedness,Ev'n for His own Name's sake.Yea, though I pass through shadows death,Yet will I fear no ill;For Thou art with me; and Thy rodAnd staff me comfort still.Thy rod and staff they comfort stillThey comfort still.My table Thou hast furnish'dIn presence of my foes;My head with oil thou dost anoint,And my cup overflows.My head thou dost with oil anoint,And my cup overflows.Goodness and mercy all my daysWill surely follow me;And in my father's heart alwayMy dwelling place shall be.And in my heart forevermore,Thy dwelling place shall be.And in my heart forevermore,thy dwelling place shall be.