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Good Shepherd of My Soul

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, my heart is brimming over with gratitude to God for so many things – oh, how faithfully He has led me through one physical challenge after the next. No matter how rocky the path, Jesus always leads me to green pastures. Take a moment to enjoy this beautiful new hymn called “Good Shepherd of my Soul” written recently by Keith and Kristyn Getty – it was a joy to sing it with them at October’s True Woman 14 conference. I’m including the words so you can sing along with us…

Good Shepherd of my soul
Come dwell within me.
Take all I am and mould
Your likeness in me.
Before the cross of Christ
This is my sacrifice:
A life laid down
And ready to follow.

The troubled find their peace
In true surrender.
The prisoners their release
From chains of anger.
In springs of living grace
I find a resting place
To rise refreshed,
Determined to follow.

I’ll walk this narrow road
With Christ before me
Where thorns and thistles grow
And cords ensnare me.
Though doubted and denied
He never leaves my side
But lifts my head
And calls me to follow.

And when my days are gone
My strength is failing
He’ll carry me along
Through death’s unveiling
Earth’s struggles overcome
Heav’n’s journey just begun
To search Christ’s depths
And ever to follow.