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Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Nothing like a good old song to bring me to the presence of God.  As I sat here tonight trying to study for a bible study lesson I'm teaching tomorrow night, I couldn't seem to get my mind focused enough to enter into His presence.  I sat and sat in the quiet of my home waiting.  (Note: Impatiently waiting to quiet the mind in order to find the peace of God is not very effective).  How many times do you find yourself in this place, trying to clear your mind but struggling to do so? 

So what did I do?  I found a CD I hadn't listened to in a long time and played one of my favorite songs, a contemporary version by 4 Him of the old hymn "Savior, Like  A Shepherd Lead Us".  As I listened to this song the first time, it quickly brought to my mind how much I do need my Savior, Jesus. As I listened to it the second time, I was reminded of His tender love for me even with my scattered mind tonight as I prayed the words of the song.  Finally, I'm ready to study.

I want to share the song with you here and I hope that you can pray with sincere desire, as you listen and read the words, for Jesus to be the Guardian of your way.  He does hear us when we pray.  May you be drawn into His presence today.

Click here for the song: Download 07_savior_like_a_shepherd_lead_us.wma

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
by William Bradbury

Savior, like a shepherd lead us
Much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us
For our use Thy folds prepare:

Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus
Thou has bought us, Thine we are;
Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus
Thou has bought us, Thine we are.

We are Thine; do Thou befriend us
Be the Guardian of our way;
Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us
Seek us when we go astray:

Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus
Hear Thy children when we pray;
Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus
Hear Thy children when we pray

Early let us seek Thy favor;
Early let us do Thy will;
Blessed Lord and only Savior
With thy love our bosoms fill:

Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus
Thou hast loved us, love us still;
Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus
Thou hast loved us, love us still.

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Janna Rust is a Life Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them.  For more information, visit her at www.purposefulpartnerships.com.

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