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A Shepherd I’ll Be To You

A Shepherd I’ll Be To You

During my years at Marist Asia-Pacific Center, we used to sing this song during our liturgical gatherings.

It was written by Kevin Bates. The collection’s opening song is one I’ve never heard of.

It probably didn’t make the Bishop’s list since it has a folky, Irish feel to it and talks to us as God in a familiar, informal way. Although I like it, I’m not sure how to employ it in a liturgical setting.

A Shepherd I’ll Be To You

By Kevin Bates

Refrain

A shepherd I’ll be to you I know your name,
I know the heart of your story.

A shepherd I’ll be, I hope you feel at home,
no matter how long since you saw me.

Verse 1

Some people think I’ve lost int’rest in them,
Just because they’ve got dust on their clothes,

Or because on the track somewhere something was said
That made them feel sheep without homes.

Refrain

Verse 2

And some people think that a shepherd’s no fun,
Just because the road sometimes gets narrow,

But I love looking out just to find where you’ve been.
What a joy when your face turns to home.

Refrain

Verse 3

And just while I’ve got your attention on me,
There are other sheep I need to find.

Will you seek them and welcome wherever they be,
‘Cause I’m dyin’ with them on my mind.

Refrain

How do you find this song? Let me know in the comment section. I would be glad to produce more copies of music like this.

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