January 23, 2013

Shepherd of Souls, in Love Come, Feed Us

To Those Refreshing Waters, Lead Us

Shepherd of Souls, in Love Come, Feed Us was first published in 1964. It was written by Omer Westendorf (1916-1997). He was founder of World Library Publications (WLP). This hymn was sung by friends and family as they gathered at his bedside before his death. It is sung to the tune Du Meiner Seelen, a Hungarian Chorale melody from the 16th. century.  It can be heard on the Liturgical and Gospel Music Ministry YouTube Channel.  As well, another version of Shepherd of Souls, In Love Come, Feed Us can be found on the Cantor Hymn Recordings page the Cantors of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Pottsville, PA website. It is listed under the heading: "PMB 653".  Shepherd of Souls, in Love Come, Feed Us can also be sung to the tune: Neumark, as featured in the following video. In the Liturgy of the Hours it is used on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

Tune: Neumark


  1. This YouTube video was added in March 2014 by Liturgical and Gospel Ministry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmwn7-e13FU. It has the original melody. :)

  2. Thanks Gail. I've added a link in the post to that video. Once again the 'embedding' option has been disabled.


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