Shepherd of my Soul

This hymn about dedication to Christ is by American hymn-writer, composer and worship leader Martin (Marty) Nystrom (b. 1956). It was first published in 1986 by Maranatha Music. Today copyright is owned by Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing and administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.
It has been translated into a number of languages, including Afrikaans (Herder Wat My Lei), German (Hirte f├╝hre mich) and Korean.

Alternative English-language titles for it include "I Will Follow" and "We Will Follow"


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Gospel choir with piano accompaniment

Solo singer with backing track

Instrumental version - guitar


The lyrics are still copyright, so cannot be reproduced here, but they are available on this website. But a rough outline is:
Shepherd of my soul, I give You full control.
Wherever You may lead, I will follow.
I have made a choice, to listen for Your voice.
Wherever You may lead, I will go. 
1 Be it in a quiet pasture, or by ... 
2 Be it by a flowing river, or in a quiet night ...

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Shepherd of my soul I give you full control,
Wherever You may lead I will foll-ow.
I have made the choice to listen for Your voice,
Wherever You may lead I will go.

Be it in a quiet pasture or by a gentle stream,
The Shepherd of my soul is by my side.
Should I face a mighty mountain or a valley dark and deep,
The Shepherd of my soul will be my guide.

Shepherd of my soul Oh You have made me whole,
Where’er I hear You call how my teaars flow.
How I feel your love how I want to serve
I gladly give my heart to You O – Lord.

Be it in the flowing river or in the quiet night,
The Shepherd of my soul is by my side.
Should I face the stormy weather or the dangers of this world.
The Shepherd of my soul will be my guide.

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