1 The Lord's my shepherd: little lambs
May safely trust His care;
I shall not want, for He will lead
To pastures green and fair.
Beside the waters, safe and still,
He guides me day by day (day by day);
And in the paths of righteousness,
He gently leads the way.
Oh, loving Shepherd, call my name,
And keep me near thy side;
For thou art evermore the same,
My Guardian, Friend and Guide.
2 When thro’ the valley I must walk,
Where death’s dark shadows fall,
With rod and staff thou wilt be near,
To help me when I call.
A bounteous table thou dost spread,
Thou givest more and more (more and more);
With all the blessings of thy love,
Behold, my cup runs o’er. [Refrain]
3 Thy care unceasing I will trust,
I follow after thee;
For thou dost call me to thy side,
Thy little lamb to be.
Thy goodness, mercy, love and truth,
Shall follow me each day (me each day);
And I shall dwell in God’s own house,
My Shepherd says I may. [Refrain]
Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: The Lord Is My ShepherdFirst Line: The Lord is my shepherd; little lambsTune Title: BOLIVIAAuthor: Julia H. JohnstonMeter: CMDSource: Bible Study Songs, by Bertha F. Vella and Daniel. B. Towner (Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1899)