THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Come, Good Shepherd, lead us beside still waters.
Guide us safely along steep mountain paths.
Protect us with Your rod and staff from the wolf
As we graze and rest in verdant, sunlit fields.
You who have lain down Your life for the flock’s sake,
Seek after those who may wander astray
And carry each one back to the welcoming fold.
Teach us to know and obey Your voice alone,
So when You call, we will gladly follow You
Through the narrow gate to our eternal home,
Under Your constant, ever-watchful, loving gaze.
Kevin Kato (ThM, 1990) lives in Iwate-ken, Kuji-shi, Japan, an area deeply affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami