THE CALL OF THE SHEPHERD:A Contemporary Hymn to a familiar tune


(tune: Aurelia )

Christ calls us as disciples
To speak and act with care
To show lives of compassion
Taking time to share
He does not come in grandeur
A simple message brings
That when we serve our neighbour
We serve the king of kings

Christ offers to be shepherd
But one who leads the way
Not one to force our friendship
Nor order us to stay
He leads us by example
He spoke and lived his call
His values are eternal
He showed he cared for all

If we accept his mission
And start to live it through
We also note his promise
That we might know love too
The walls of hate can crumble
Breathe life to hearts of stone
If we can share his spirit
We’ll never walk alone.

Bill Peddie

(You are welcome to use the hymn but not for profit.)

One Response to THE CALL OF THE SHEPHERD:A Contemporary Hymn to a familiar tune

  1. Cherel says:

    Amen, again. Beautifully written and so true.

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