El Señor es mi pastor (My Shepherd Is the LORD)

El Señor es mi pastor ¿Qué me puede falta? (The LORD is my shepherd)

Versifier: Ricardo Villarreal (1975)
Tune: PASTOR (Villarreal)
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Refrain: My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want.
El Señor es mi pastor; nada me puede faltar.

1) The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I want. God leads me in green pastures and beside quiet waters. 2) The Lord restores my soul and guides me in the right; even though I walk near death, nothing evil shall I fear. 3)In the sight of my foes you prepare a feast for me. You anoint my head with oil,and my cup overflows.

1) El Señor es mi pastor. ¿Qué me puede faltar? En praderas descubiertas él me lleva a descansar. 2) El me guía sus senderos por amor de su nombre. Aunque cruce a oscuras ningún mal temeré. 3) Tú preparas una mesa frentee a mis enemigos: tú perfumas mi cabeza y mi copa rebosa.

Versifier: Ricardo Villarreal

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First Line: El Señor es mi pastor ¿Qué me puede falta? (The LORD is my shepherd)
Title: El Señor es mi pastor (My Shepherd Is the LORD)
Spanish Title: El Señor Es Mi Pastor
Versifier: Ricardo Villarreal (1975)
Meter: Irregular
Source: Trans. Psalter Hymnal, 1987
Language: English; Spanish
Refrain First Line: El Señor es mi pastor (My shepherd is the LORD)
Notes: For other settings of Psalm 23 see 369, 456, 732, 824
Copyright: Trans. © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources


Scripture References:
st. 1 = Ps. 23:1-2
st. 2 = Ps. 23:3-4
st. 3 = Ps. 23:5

Ricardo Villarreal composed the text and tune of this setting of Psalm 23, including only the first five (not all six) verses of Psalm 23 as well as a final doxology stanza. The Spanish text and music were published with a harmonization by Delbert Asay in an undated songbook (c. 1975) entitled Nuevas Canciones Cristianas (New Christian Songs), published by Centro de Musica de la Iglesia Evangelica Metodista in Uruguay. It was first published in the United States in Celebremos II, a collection of Hispanic songs with English translations provided by a task force of United Methodist Hispanic congregations. The English translation was revised for the Psalter Hymnal by the revision committee. For further commentary on this psalm see PHH 23.

Liturgical Use
See PHH 23.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


PASTOR (Villarreal)

No information is available about Villarreal, but he may have been known to Delbert A. Asay (20th c.), who served the United Methodist Church for many years as a music missionary in Uruguay and Mexico. Asay's songs and arrangements have appeared in several Hispanic songbooks, including Nuevas Cancio…

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