If there's one person in the church,
Who knows about the shepherd's life,
Who weeps and smiles and prays with him,
That's me, the shepherd's wife.
I know him well, his weakest point,
Admire him so, his greatest power,
I hear him speak, in trumpet tone,
Rejoice with him, in triumph hour
I hear him groan deep in his soul,
When bitterness rages in his heart,
I sit and kneel, all by his side,
'Cause I am his, the shepherd's wife,
Some people tell of other men,
Who walk their miles across this world,
Who change the course of history,
By raging words they boldly hurl.
But I will tell the other side,
Some women live their golden lives,
Who weep with them and smile with them,
It's us, the Shepherdesses!
Evangeline D. Baldovino is a retired public school teacher, and pastoral wife at Manila Central Church in the Phillipines.