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The Shepherd King

Before you there was to rule
big man Saul, though strong he was a fool
yeah, he won many battles
but in his greed he stole enemies' cattle
though Lord our God forbade
as he didn't wait for Samuel
Satan won God in his heart's duel

So God led the prophet to Betlehem
and what did he expect he'd find?
A man with strong body and mind
but God looks deeper than man
the righteous king rose from a small clan
David the smallest of them all
with bright eyes and smooth cheeks herding sheep
Yes, him God wanted to keep

Oh, Israel's shepherd king
God's chosen one take your scepter and ring
Oh, you poetic soul singing psalms
myrrh and nard smell in your balms
by God's love you ruled the kingdom
and fought victorious wars by His wisdom
but your romantic heart burned with desire
it nearly turned you away from Lord, your sire

And the Spirit of God left Saul
he lost his crown
oh bad spirits made him frown
So David was sent to play his psalms
that made Saul feel calm
oh, by those harp's heavenly tones
bad spirits left Saul alone
his court became David's home

Though David was small
he made strong giant Goliath fall
only by his wit and stone
but not all alone
It was by God's grace
he could kill lion and bear
Saul figured that was kind of unfair
So he tried to crush his innocent face

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The Shepherd King


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