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The gracious Lord is still, to me

The gracious Lord is still, to me

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1. The gracious Lord is still, to me,
A shepherd kind, and faithful fuide;
Whate'er my wants demand, shall be
By his indulgent care, supplied.
2. In pastures ever fresh, and green,
He feeds, and makes me take my rest;
He leads me to the silent stream,
Or pool which living springs have blessed.

3. My soul, which his assistance needs,
He doth restore, by sovereign grace;
For his name's sake, he gently leads
Me in the paths of righteousness.
4. Though through death's gloomy vale I glide,
No threatening dangers will I fear;
For thou art with me, Lord, to guide
Thy rod, and staff, to comfort, there.

5. My table's with thy bounties spread
In sight of all my spiteful foes;
Thou dost anoint with oil my head,
My cup with blessings overflows.
6. Goodness, and mercy, from my God,
Shall surely crown my future days;
Therefore I'll make my fixed abode,
Lord, in thy house of prayer, and praise.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The gracious Lord is still, to me
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English


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A New Version of the Psalms of David #38b

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