1 The Lord my Shepherd holds me
Within His tender care,
And with His flock He folds me,
No want shall find me there.
In pastures green He feeds me,
With plenty I am blest;
By quiet streams He leads me
And makes me safely rest.
2 Whatever ill betides me,
He will restore and bless;
For His Name's sake He guides me
In paths of righteousness.
Thy rod and staff shall cheer me
In death's dark vale and shade,
For Thou wilt then be near me:
I shall not be afraid.
3 My food Thou dost appoint me,
Supplied before my foes;
With oil Thou dost anoint me,
My cup of bliss o'erflows.
Thy goodness Lord, shall guide me,
Thy mercy cheer my way;
A home Thou wilt provide me
Within Thy house for aye.
PASTORALE is a rounded bar form (AABA) tune with a melodic contour colored by gentle ornateness. Sing in unison or in harmony. Use a confident but not exuberant accompaniment with a legato pedal line tying many of the repeated notes in the bass part. Keep two pulses per measure, and slow down slight…
Display Title: The Lord My Shepherd Holds MeFirst Line: The Lord my Shepherd holds meTune Title: EWINGAuthor: AnonymousMeter: 76.76 DSource: From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 55