‘St Columba’ is an ancient Irish melody often sung to the hymn texts ‘The King of Love My Shepherd Is’ and ‘How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place’

It’s beautifully arranged for violin and piano by Matt Riley and performed by violinist Zlata Brouwer and pianist Mari de Vries

The King of Love My Shepherd Is (violin and piano)

by | Mar 4, 2020 | 14 comments

Hi! I'm Zlata

Classical violinist helping you overcome technical struggles and play with feeling by improving your bow technique.

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The King of love my Shepherd is


The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his
And he is mine for ever.

Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul he leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love he sought me,
And on his shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
With thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spread’st a table in my sight;
Thy unction, grace bestoweth:
And O what transport of delight
From thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
Within thy house for ever.


  1. Cathy

    Thank you for sharing this Zlata. It is beautiful!

  2. Mathilde

    You play it beautiful.

    • Jeanie

      I lo ve this tune and have sung it many time in our church choir over the years,thank you so much for sharing it.

      • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

        Thank you, Jeanie, I’m glad you like it. I didn’t know this tune until recently :).

  3. Mary

    Such a beautiful tune. Many thanks for sharing this.

  4. Molly

    So beautiful and inspiring! Thank you so much ladies, for sharing

  5. Halimah

    Admire you.. I hope one day I can play as good as you.

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Thank you, Halimah, I’m glad to inspire you and I’m convinced that everything I do is learnable.

  6. Baronice

    Beautiful Zlata.Thank you!!!!!


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