79. God Is My Shepherd

1 God is my shepherd, I'll not want,
I feed in pastures green.
God grants me rest and bids me drink
from waters calm and clean.
Through daily tasks, I'm blessed and led
by one I have not one seen.

2 Restored to life each morning new,
I rise up from the dust
to follow God whose presence gives
me confidence and trust.
I praise the name of God today;
in God I put my trust.

3 When I must pass through shadowed vale,
where loss and death await,
I will not fear for God is there,
my shepherd strong and great,
whose rod and staff will comfort me
and all my fears abate.

4 No enemy can overcome,
no power on earth defeat
the one anointed by God's grace
and fed with manna sweet.
My cup is filled and overflows
as I my Savior greet.

5 Goodness and mercy all my days
will surely follow me;
and where God reigns in heaven and earth,
my dwelling place will be.
My shepherd blesses, cares, and leads
through all eternity.

Text Information
First Line: God is my shepherd, I'll not want
Title: God Is My Shepherd
Adapter: Lavon Bayler (1992)
Meter: 86.86.86
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Beyond All Name and Form: Providence and Care; Assurance; Comfort (4 more...)
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Copyright: Text adapt. © 1992 The Pilgrim Press
Tune Information
Composer: J. L. Macbeth Bain (1915)
Harmonizer: Gordon Jacob (1934)
Adapter: Walter W. Felton (1955)
Meter: 86.86.86
Key: D Major
Copyright: harm. © 1934 Oxford University Press

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