Shepherd of My Soul

Album: Alpha / Omega (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This track from Kutless' worship album Alpha / Omega finds Jon Micah Sumrall singing about letting the Good Shepherd be our guide. He told NewReleaseToday the story of the song:

    "Throughout the Scriptures there are a handful of places where God and Jesus are referred to as a Shepherd. That imagery is used in describing Jesus as our Good Shepherd. The songwriting story is that I've been friends with Matt Hammitt, who used to be the lead singer of Sanctus Real, for many years. We've always been too busy touring to write songs together. We were finally able to get together to write some songs after all these years. We spent a few days writing, and this is one of the songs that came out of that time.

    If God is the Shepherd of our souls, He is guiding us and leading us and directing and preserving us, what does that mean and what does that look like? The first Scripture that came to mind for me is Psalm 23. We read through that Psalm and talked about how God is actively our Shepherd, and He is guiding and leading us. We all know that Psalm well, and if you listen to our song, we are re-phrasing some of the verses from that Psalm. Then we reflect on that in the chorus.

    It's not about me and what I can do for God, but about Him and His character. That's where we landed, and that's what the song is about: a modern reflection and personal application as we think about God as our Shepherd."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

dUg Pinnick of King's X

dUg Pinnick of King's XSongwriter Interviews

dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"They're Playing My Song

The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?

Jimmy Webb

Jimmy WebbSongwriter Interviews

Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."

Millie Jackson

Millie JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Outrageously gifted and just plain outrageous, Millie is an R&B and Rap innovator.

Phone Booth Songs

Phone Booth SongsSong Writing

Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.

Corey Hart

Corey HartSongwriter Interviews

The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."