552. 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,
E’en 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 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
Meter: C.M.
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Christan Life: Guidance
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Tune Information
Composer: Jessie S. Irvine (1836-1887)
Meter: C.M.
Incipit: 53425 42171 33224
Key: F Major or modal

Tune Information:

Alternate tune, BROTHER JAMES' AIR, No. 546

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