photo from online
I’ve seen a shepherd’s compassion for one of his little sheep.
As he listened, once more, with much patience and care
Hunched down beside her; looked into her eyes,
Then touched her arm gently and offered a prayer.
I‘ve seen a shepherd’s tenderness for one of his little sheep.
As he sang hymns of comfort; of God’s amazing grace
To one at heaven’s gate eager to leave this world behind.
Reverently, softly, just one more time, he touched this dying face.
I’ve seen a shepherd’s protection for one of his little sheep.
As he spoke words of kindness, encouragement, hope
To one confused, downcast and wounded.
He gave that heart refuge and taught it to cope.
I’ve seen a shepherd’s passion for all of his precious sheep.
As he led them and fed them at lush pastures ~ so green!
Served up Living Water to all who were thirsty!
He worked hard without breaks ~behind the scene.
I want all shepherds to never forget that we appreciate
All things we’ve seen (and haven’t seen) as for God’s sheep you care.
Just to remind you ~ we do remember you
With grateful hearts, with genuine love and faithfulness in prayer.
May our Great Shepherd reward each servant heart
As you make time for ministry, wherever you’re called to care!
May we work together in unity ~ faithfully
Until we worship with saints at His Throne up there!