368. The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare

1 The Lord my pasture shall prepare
And feed me with a shepherd’s care;
His presence shall my wants supply
And guard me with a watchful eye;
My noonday walks He shall attend
And all my midnight hours defend.

2 When in the sultry glebe I faint
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads
My weary, wand'ring steps He leads,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the verdant landscape flow.

3 Tho' in the paths of death I tread,
With gloomy horrors overspread,
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
For Thou, O Lord, art with me still;
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid
And guide me thro' the dreadful shade.

4 Tho' in a bare and rugged way,
Thr' devious lonely wilds, I stray,
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile;
The barren wilderness shall smile,
With sudden greens and herbage crowned,
And streams shall murmur all around.


Text Information
First Line: The Lord my pasture shall prepare
Title: The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare
Author: Joseph Addison (1712)
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Redeemer
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Carey (1723, alt.)
Key: F Major

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