The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want; In him I now abide

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want; In him I now abide

Author (Chorus): Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want] (Tullar)
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1 The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want;
In Him I now abide;
IN pastures green He leadeth me,
Where quiet waters glide.

Refrain:
He leadeth my soul to the fountain of life;
Beneath it I plunge, my robes are made white;
No longer I walk ‘mid the billows of strife,
He leadeth by day and by night.

2 In mercy I cry, restore me again,
Give wisdom to my heart,
To choose the path of righteousness
And from it ne’er depart. [Refrain]

3 E’en tho’ I shall tread the valley of death,
I’ll never shrink or fear;
Thy rod and staff shall comfort me,
Thy presence shall be near. [Refrain]

4 A table before me Thou shalt prepare,
Tho’ enemies surround;
With oil shalt Thou my head anoint,
With joy shall I abound. [Refrain]

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #88

Author (Chorus): Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want; In him I now abide
Author (Chorus): Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: He leadeth my soul to the fountain



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