3869. The Lord's My Shepherd

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,
Even for His own name’s sake.

3. Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

4. My table Thou hast furnishèd
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
Title: The Lord's My Shepherd
Author: Anonymous (1650)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Scottish Psalter 1650
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: BELMONT, William Gardiner, 1812; EVAN, William H. Havergal, 1847; arranged by Lowell Mason, 1850; MARTYRDOM, Hugh Wilson, 1800; arranged by Ralph E. Hudson, circa 1885; ORLINGTON, John Campbell, 1807-1860 (repeats third line of each verse); WILTSHIRE, George T. Smart, 1795
Tune Information
Composer: Jes­sie Seymour Ir­vine (1872)
Harmonizer: Da­vid Grant
Meter: CM
Incipit: 53425 42171 33224
Key: F Major
Source: The Northern Psal­ter 1872
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: This tune was used at the wed­ding of Queen Eliz­a­beth II & Prince Phil­ip in 1947.

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