591a. 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 no ill;
for thou art with me, and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

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

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

Text Information
First Line: The Lord’s my shepherd: I’ll not want
Author: W. Whittingham (c. 1524-1579)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: Easter 2: The Good Shepherd; God's Church: Doxology, Glory to God
Source: and others
Notes: See also revised version, 45
Tune Information
Composer: J. S. Irvine (1836-1887)
Arranger: D. Grant (1833-1893)
Composer (descant): W. Baird Ross (1871-1950)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Key: F Major
Copyright: desc. © Paterson's Publications Ltd
Notes: Alternative tune: BROTHER JAMES' AIR (591b)

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