I've always loved the feel of this song, but I just couldn't buy into the words about a good hearted woman (or a good hearted man).
After all, Jesus said that no one os good; and the Bible says that the heart of mankind is always bent on sin of one kind or another.
THEN . . . God touched my heart as I was listening to "Good Hearted Woman" on the radio and He gave me an idea.
Jesus is called the "good shepherd."
Off to the races my mind went, and there ya go . . . a song was born.
I hope you are blessed by this tune.
Trev <):)

Lyrics

A LONG TIME AGO THE FULFILLMENT OF SCRIPTURES CAME TRUE
A SAVIOUR ARRIVED JUST IN TIME; IN THE FULNESS OF TIME
HE CAME AND HE SUFFERED AND DIED; THE SACRIFICE LAMB
DIED HE FOR ME AND FOR YOU; FOR ALL OF MANKIND

HE'S THE GOOD HEARTED SHEPHERD
IN LOVE WITH THE WORST OF ALL MEN
THERE'S NO END THAT HE'LL GO TO
TO BRING US BACK TO THE FOLD
DAY AND NIGHT HE STANDS KNOCKIN
UPON THE HEART FILLED WITH SIN
HE' THE GOOD HEARTED SHEPHERD
WHO SAID THAT HE'S COMIN BACK AGAIN

WE ALL LIKE SHEEP HAVE SQUANDERED AND WANDERED AWAY
OUR LUSTS AND OUR SELF-CENTRED WAYS HAVE LED US ASTRY
BUT HE, LIKE A SHEPHERD, BOUGHT US AND SHOWED US THE WAY
REDEEMER AND SAVIOUR HE OFFERS TO BE TODAY

HE'S THE GOOD HEARTED SHEPHERD
IN LOVE WITH THE WORST OF ALL MEN
THERE'S NO END THAT HE'LL GO TO
TO BRING US BACK TO THE FOLD
DAY AND NIGHT HE STANDS KNOCKIN
UPON THE HEART FILLED WITH SIN
HE' THE GOOD HEARTED SHEPHERD
WHO SAID THAT HE'S COMIN BACK AGAIN

HE'S THE GOOD HEARTED SHEPHERD
IN LOVE WITH THE WORST OF ALL MEN
THERE'S NO END THAT HE'LL GO TO
TO BRING US BACK TO THE FOLD
DAY AND NIGHT HE STANDS KNOCKIN
UPON THE HEART FILLED WITH SIN
HE' THE GOOD HEARTED SHEPHERD
WHO SAID THAT HE'S COMIN BACK AGAIN

HE'S THE GOOD HEARTED SHEPHERD
IN LOVE WITH THE WORST OF ALL MEN