The Lord is my Shepherd

Representative Text

1 The Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know;
I feed in green pastures, safe folded I rest;
He leadeth my soul where the still waters flow,
Restores me when wand’ring, redeems when oppressed;
Restores me when wand’ring, redeems when oppressed.

2 Thru the valley and shadow of death tho' I stray,
Since Thou art my Guardian, no evil I fear;
Thy rod shall defend me, Thy staff be my stay;
No harm can befall, with my Comforter near;
No harm can befall, with my Comforter near.

3 In the midst of affliction my table is spread;
With blessings unmeasured my cup runneth o’er;
With perfume and oil Thou anointest my head;
O what shall I ask of Thy providence more?
O what shall I ask of Thy providence more?

4 Let goodness and mercy, my bountiful God,
Still follow my steps till I meet Thee above:
I seek by the path which my forefathers trod,
Thru the land of their sojourn, Thy kingdom of love;
Thru the land of their sojourn, Thy kingdom of love.

Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #241

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know (Montgomery)
Title: The Lord is my Shepherd
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Language: English

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African American Heritage Hymnal #426

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #46

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #104

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Small Church Music #3667

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #95

The Baptist Hymnal #100

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The Cyber Hymnal #3942

The New National Baptist Hymnal #210

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #241

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