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Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1713 and also known as The Hunting Cantana, “Sheep May Safely Graze” is yet another song loosely based off of the popular Psalm 23 passage.

“Written for the thirty-first birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels, the cantata was performed as a surprise at a banquet at the ducal hunting lodge, and it’s full of flattery,” noted the blog Art & Theology.

“The text of ‘Sheep May Safely Graze,’ written by Solomon Franck, praises Christian for his wise, protective leadership (in actuality, he was a lousy ruler).”

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