23A. 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 wandering 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, alt.)
Meter: D
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Assurance; Blessing; Church Year: All Saints' Day (43 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: D
Key: C Major
Source: W. Walker's Southern Harmony, 1835; Harm. Hymnal for Colleges and Schools, 1956
Copyright: Harm. © 1956 Yale University Press

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