50. 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 furnished
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, I'll Not Want
Author: William Whittingham
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Comfort and Encouragement; Funeral Hymns; God: Guidance and Care
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Notes: Other authors also. Optional transition to "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want," and to "Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah"
Tune Information
Arranger: David Grant
Composer: Jessie S. Irvine
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major

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