459. 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 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 for evermore
My dwelling-place shall be.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Marriage; Funerals and The Departed
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Tune Information
Composer: Jessie Irvine, 1836-87
Harmonizer: T. C. L. Pritchard, 1885-1960
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Copyright: Harm. permission of Oxford University Press (from the "Scottish Psalter")

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