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]
Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >