This is a riff on the passage in Ezekiel 34 about God being the good shepherd.

The repeated lines could be said by the congregation.


Extract from the reading:

For thus says the Lord GOD:
I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.

I won't stay at a distance. I will come out into the world I made.
Whatever the circumstances, whatever the weather.

For thus says the Lord GOD:
I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.

I will get my hands dirty, I'll search high and low.
I won't leave my sheep abandoned and lost.

For thus says the Lord GOD:
I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.

I will risk everything to find and feed them, even if it should cost me dearly.
I will spend all my energy, all my time.

For thus says the Lord GOD:
I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.

Even if it takes me to death itself.
I will cross that threshold, lay down my life, and surrender everything.

For thus says the Lord GOD:
I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.

My sheep are precious to me,
it breaks my heart to see them wandering and lost, without a shepherd...

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