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778. 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.
He leadeth me, 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;
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;
for thou art with me, and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

4 My table thou hast richly spread
in presence of my foes;
my head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.
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;
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: 8 6 8 6 8 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Funeral; Trust, Guidance
Source: The Psalms of David in Meeter, Edinbrugh, 1650
Tune Information
Name: BROTHER JAMES' AIR
Composer: James L. Macbeth Bain
Arranger: Gordon Jacob, 1895-1984
Meter: 8 6 8 6 8 6
Key: C Major
Copyright: Arr. © Oxford Univeristy Press



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