The Great Father above a Shepherd Chief is. I am His and with Him I want not.
He throws out to me a rope, and the name of the rope is Love and He draws me
to where the grass is green and the water not dangerous, and I eat and lie down and am satisfied.
Sometimes my heart is very weak and falls down but He lifts me up again and draws me into a good road. His name is "Wonderful Sometimes, it may be very soon, it may be along, long time, He will draw me into a valley. It is dark there, but I'll draw back not, I'll be afraid not.
For it is in between those mountains that the Shepherd Chief will meet me, and the hunger that I have in my heart all through this life will be satisfied. Sometimes He makes the love rope into a whip, but afterwards He gives me a staff to lean upon. He spreads a table before me with all kinds of food. He puts His hand upon my head and all the "tired ” is gone. My cup He fills till it runs over. What I tell is true, I lie not. There roads that are "away ahead" will stay with me through this life, and after; and afterwards I will go to live in the Big T epee and sit down with the Shepherd Chief forever.