478. The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want

1 The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want;
he makes me down to lie
in pastures green; he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.

2 My soul he doth restore again,
and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness,
e'en for his own name's sake.

3 Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill:
for thou art with me, and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

4 My table thou hast furnish├Ęd
in presence of my foes;
my head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.

5 Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me;
and in God's house forevermore
my dwelling-place shall be.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: General Hymns: Trust in God
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Tune Information
Composer: Jesse Irvine, 1836-c1883
Harmonizer: Thomas Cuthbertson Leithead Pritchard, 1885-1960
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major
Copyright: Harmonization by permission of Oxford University Press

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