David was a daring shepherd (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2018-03-07)  CPDL #48989:       
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2018-03-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 23 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: David was a daring shepherd
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. 77

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2018

External websites:

Original text and translations

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1. David was a daring shepherd
long before he was a king,
besting lions and bears in battle,
armed with sticks and stones and sling.
Strong, resourceful, ruddy-cheeked,
David grew up tending sheep.

2. Jesus also was a shepherd --
people were his constant care.
And he also battled danger,
more than wolves or lions or bears.
He fought anything at all
that made God's great love seem small.

3. We can grow up strong like David,
we can love like Jesus, too,
joining hands with God the Shepherd
tending all that's just and true
till the while world, wide and deep,
makes a place for all God's sheep.