On the Beach

“Do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, I love you, I hold fast.”

“Then go feed my little sheep.

One more question will I ask. “


“Do you love me, Son of John?”

“This is something you well know.

My love can be banked upon.

Feeding sheep is how I’ll go.”


“I’ll ask simply, who you love?”

“Lord, it’s you, it’s always been.

Why the pressure, why the shove?

Tend your flock I’ll do. Amen. 


Image:  Raphael, Christ’s Charge to Peter (1515)  

Source:   John 21:15-19

Text:   David Alexander, 2015, CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:  Monkland, Public Domain

Score:    https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF/LetUsWithAGladsome-Monkland.pdf 

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission

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