730. My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

1 My Shepherd will supply my need;
the Lord God is his name.
In pastures fresh he makes me feed,
beside the living stream.
He brings my wand'ring spirit back
when I forsake his ways,
and leads me for his mercy's sake
in paths of truth and grace.

2 When I walk through the shades of death,
your presence is my stay;
one word of your supporting breath
drives all my fears away.
Your hand, in sight of all my foes,
shall still my table spread;
my cup with blessings overflows;
your oil anoints my head.

3 The sure provisions of my God
attend me all my days;
O may your house be my abode
and all my work be praise.
There would I find a settled rest,
while others go and come -
no more a stranger or a guest,
but like a child at home.

Text Information
First Line: My Shepherd will supply my need
Title: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: C.M.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Trust and Guidance; Assurance; Christ--Shepherd, the (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: C Major
Source: W. Walker's Southern Harmony (1835); Harm. Hymnal for Colleges and Schools (1956)
Copyright: Harm © 1956 by Yale University Press

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