I had thought this hymn would be finished a couple of weeks ago, but the recording was delayed (Update – it is now finished). As I begin arranging this beautiful hymn from the 1800′s, I’m aiming toward a celtic style – perhaps a celtic flute and slide whistle playing the melody variously. Tobin Wingard from the Bloomington, Indiana area will be playing the woodwinds on this one. The plan is to send him the music track and have him do the melodies at his studio.
The lyric was written by Sir Henry William Baker, and the music Charles Gounod. This beautiful, reflective hymn is now available for download on our wedding music site.
The King of Love my Shepherd is Whose goodness faileth never I nothing lack if I am His And He is mine for ever Where streams of living waters flow My ransomed soul He leadeth And where the verdant pastures grow With food celestial feedeth The King of Love my Shepherd is Perverse and foolish oft I stray'd But yet in love He sought me And on His shoulder gently laid And home rejoicing brought me In death's dark vale I fear no ill With Thee, dear Lord, beside me Thy rod and staff my confort still Thy cross before to guide me And so through all the length of days Thy goodness faileth never Good shepherd Good Shepherd May I sing Thy praise, sing Thy praise For ever and for ever