XXIIIa. The Lord is only my support

1 The Lord is only my support,
and he that doth me feed;
How can I then lack any thing,
whereof I stand in need?

2 In pastures green he feedeth me,
where I do safely lie,
And after leads me to the streams
which run most pleasantly.

3 And when I find myself near lost,
then doth he me home take,
Conducting me in his right paths,
ev'n for his own name's sake.

4 And tho' I were ev'n at death's door,
yet would I fear no ill;
For both thy rod and shepherd's crook
afford me comfort still.

5 Thou hast my table richly spread
in presence of my foe,
Thou hast my head with balm refresh'd,
my cup doth overflow;

6 And finally, whilst breath doth last,
thy grace shall me defend;
And in the house of God will I
my life for ever spend.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord is only my support
Author: W. W.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1790
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