The Shepherd’s Voice (by the teacher)
There are days when I am weary
And I can’t take one more step.
Each word I speak is empty
And my limbs seemed filled with lead.
There are nights when I am fearful
And my heart refuses peace.
Each thought sets me a-tremble
And my mind cannot be set at ease.
There are seasons when I am lonely
And I meet no welcoming face.
My burdens wish to overwhelm me
And I have no friend to share the weight.
There are valleys I must pass through,
With shadows long and dark.
“The path you walk, I chose for you,”
Says a voice that bids me pause and hark.
“But in those dark and lonely hours,
When life’s demands cause you much dread,
Remember the One whom you must follow.
Tis you, not the Shepherd, who must be led.” ~By Miss T
Shepherd (by the student)
A shepherd must lead,
But also follow.
The light he sees,
He must cradle
In his heart, for he never sees
What he should,
And ponders the thoughts forbidden.
A shepherd must
To test his ability
To believe in God
And all that is good and right.
All day and all night
A shepherd must love.
A shepherd must listen
To all sounds around him,
For all things are sign from Him.
So he must sing a hymn,
Pray to God,
Tahnk the Lord,
And end a day for a day. ~By Shina, 6th grade