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My Shepherd

The still waters flow where He leadeth me

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [The still waters flow where He leadeth me]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The still waters flow where He leadeth me,
By streams of His grace I abide;
From fear of the foe I am now wholly free,
And rest, sweetly rest by His side.
Tho’ toil may be mine, and a load to bear,
His rod and His staff are my stay;
Tho’ clouds shade my pathway, yet why should I care,
Since He leadeth me all the way.

My Shepherd is He, when I wake or sleep,
He leadeth my soul in the way;
No foe can assail, for a watch He doth keep;
he guards me by night and by day.

2 The word of the Lord is a pasture green,
A rich and unfailing supply;
Each need of my soul by the Shepherd is seen;
No want doth He ever deny.
Yes, tho’ I should walk in the deep, dark vale,
I’ll know ne’er a doubt nor a fear;
And tho’ ev’ry friend and companion should fail,
I know that my Saviour is near. [Refrain]

3 My Shepherd restoreth my weary soul,
Revives when I faint by the way;
He bindeth my wounds and He maketh me whole;
I shall from His side never stray.
No grief is so dark as to hide His face,
No pain but He helps me to bear;
Each step of the way He supplies me with grace,
And lifts from my heart ev’ry care. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #110

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The still waters flow where He leadeth me
Title: My Shepherd
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: My shepherd is he when I wake
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