The Lord My Shepherd Is

Representative Text

The Lord my shepherd is,
I shall be well supplied;
since he is mine and I am his,
what can I want beside?

He leads me to the place
where heavenly pasture grows,
where living waters gently pass,
and full salvation flows.

If e’er I go astray,
he will my soul reclaim,
and guide me in his own right way
for his most holy Name.

In sight of all my foes
you will a table spread:
my cup with blessings overflows,
and joy exalts my head.

The bounties of your love
shall crown my following days;
nor from your house will I remove,
nor cease to speak your praise!

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #8

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord my Shepherd is, I shall be well supplied
Title: The Lord My Shepherd Is
Author: Isaac Watts (1717)
Language: English
Notes: Psalm 23, Part 3.
Copyright: Public Domain



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