Psalm XXIII

The Lord, my Shepherd and my Guide

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Published in 6 hymnals

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I. The Lord, my shepherd and my guide,
Will all my wants supply;
In safety I shall still abide
Beneath his watchful eye.

II. Amid the verdant flow'ry meads,
He makes my sweet repose;
When pain'd with thirst, he gently leads
Where living water flows.

III. If from his fold I thoughtless stray,
He leads the wand'rer home;
And shews my erring feet the way
Where dangers cannot come.

IV. Tho' hast'ning to the silent tomb,
And death's dark shades appear;
Thy presence, Lord, shall chear the gloom,
And banish ev'ry fear.

V. No evil can my soul dismay,
While I am near my God;
My comfort, my support and stay,
Thy staff and guiding rod.

VI. Thy constant bounties me surround,
Amid my envious foes;
My favour'd head with gladness crown'd,
My cup with blessings flows.

VII. Thus shall thy goodness, love and care
Attend my future days;
And I shall dwell forever near
My God, and sing his praise.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 2 #147

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord, my Shepherd and my Guide
Title: Psalm XXIII
Author: Anne Steele (1760)

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