For the feast of Good Shepherd Sunday, as we continue to shelter-at-home, St. Malachi Parish offers to you this prayer-song, Shelter Me, written by Fr. Michael Joncas.
Here is the prayer:
1. Shepherd and sheep, my God and I:
to fresh green fields you led my steps in days gone by.
You gave me rest by quiet springs
and filled my soul with peace your loving presence brings.
REFRAIN: O shelter me, O shelter me:
the way ahead is dark and difficult to see.
O shelter me, O shelter me:
all will be well if only you will shelter me.
2. Yet now I tread a diff’rent way;
death dogs my path with stealthy steps from day to day.
I cannot find your peaceful place
but dwell in dreary darkness, longing for your face.
3. I will look back in days to come
and realize your faithfulness has led me home.
Within your house I’ll find my peace,
trusting that in your mercy you have sheltered me.
We thank cantors Brian Marshall, Dorthy McCarthy, videographer Peter Toomey, and Director of Liturgy Charlene McElwee for this prayer.