Psalm XXIII

The Lord, my Shepherd and my Guide

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Published in 6 hymnals

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

2 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.

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

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

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


Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXVII

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)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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