JESUS 1: I am the good shepherd. Good shepherds lay down their lives for the sheep. Hired hands, who are not really shepherds and to whom the sheep do not belong, catch sight of a wolf coming, forsake the sheep, and run away; then the wolf can snatch and scatter the sheep.
ALL: Hired hands run off because they work for pay and don’t care about the sheep.
JESUS 2: I am the good shepherd.
I know my sheep, and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.
JESUS 3: I have other sheep not of this fold. I must lead them, too, and they shall hear my voice.
There will be one flock and one shepherd.
JESUS 4: The Father loves me for this: that I lay down my life to take it up again. No one takes it from me; I lay it down freely. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.