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Suggested Tune LOBE DEN HERREN (14.14.4 7.8.)
Out on the streets we have seen the
harassed and the helpless,
desp'rate for someone to follow,
Their sorrow seems endless;
death in their eyes,
whispers of Hell in their sighs.
These are the sheep with no Shepherd.
Here in the pews we all sit with
the saved and the righteous.
Will we seek comfort, or follow
where our Shepherd leads us?
We once were lost -
would still be, but for the cross!
Once we were sheep with no Shepherd.
No longer lost, His Love found us
while we were yet sinners;
hope has invaded the gloom of our
endless dead winter.
freely let us go and give!
Follow the voice of the Shepherd!
Out on the streets let us touch the
harassed and the helpless.
Let them see: He whom we follow
is Love and His mercy is endless.
Let us be bold,
no time to gently grow old!
Soon now we go to green pastures!
Based on Revised Common Lectionary (A) for 11 th Sunday in ordinary time:
Exodus 19:2-8; Psalm 100; Romans 5:1-8; Matt 9:35 -10:8