The Shepherd is a poem from William Blake's Songs of Innocence (1784), later included in his joint collection Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794).
Copy B of William Blake's hand painted print of "The Shepard". This copy, printed and painted in 1789, is currently held by the Library of Congress
- The Shephard
How sweet is the Shepherd's sweet lot!
From the morn to the evening he strays;
He shall follow his sheep all the day,
And his tongue shall be filled with praise.
For he hears the lamb's innocent call,
And he hears the ewe's tender reply;
He is watchful while they are in peace,
For they know when their Shepherd is nigh.