The Lord, my Shepherd and my Guide

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

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 the daughter of Particular Baptist preacher and timber merchant William Steele. She spent her entire life in Broughton, Hampshire, near the southern coast of England, and devoted much of her time to writing. Some accounts of her life portray her as a lonely, melancholy invalid, but a revival of research in the last decade indicates that she had been more active and social than what was previously thought. She was theologically conversant with Dissenting ministers and "found herself at the centre of a literary circle that included family members from various generations, as well as local literati." She chose a life of singleness to focus on her craft. Before Christmas in 1742, she declined a marriage proposal from contemporar… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord, my Shepherd and my Guide
Title: Psalm XXIII
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CCXVII

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #217


Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 2 #147

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The Lord's Songs #CIII

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