Here’s a lovely setting of a prayerful text inspired by Psalm 23 for 3-part treble voices. This performance by the Charlotte Children’s Choir in 2002 features our son, Andrew Howell, Soloist. Sandy Holland, Director. Bill Gouge, Accompanist.
by Bob Chilcott
Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep,
Keep Thy lamb, in safety keep;
Nothing can Thy power withstand;
None can pluck me from Thy hand.
I would bless Thee every day,
Gladly all Thy will obey,
Like Thy blessed ones above
Happy in Thy precious love.
Loving Shepherd, ever near,
Teach Thy lambs Thy voice to hear;
Suffer not our steps to stray
From the straight and narrow way.
Where Thou leadest we would go,
Walking in Thy steps below,
Till before my Father’s throne
I shall know as I am known.
Text: Jane Elizabeth Leeson, 1842
Music: Bob Chilcott, 2000 © Oxford University Press
With trust in the love of God to lead, protect, and redeem.