The Guardian Care of God

Thou Jehovah art my Shepherd

Tune: CORONAE (Monk)
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Thou, Jehovah, art my Shepherd,
Therefore I no want shall know;
In green pastures Thou dost rest me,
Leadest where still waters flow,
And, when fainting,
Sweet refreshment dost bestow.

2 For Thy Name's sake Thou dost guide me
In the paths of righteousness;
Though I walk the vale of shadows,
Fears no more my soul oppress;
Thou art with me,
With Thy rod and staff to bless.

3 Thou preparest me a table
In the presence of the foe;
Thou my head with oil anointest,
Yea, my cup doth overflow,
O my Savior,
Having Thee, no want I know.

4 Surely grace and lovingkindness
Shall forever follow me,
Till, my days of life all ended,
Evermore my home shall be,
O Jehovah,
In Thy holy house with Thee.

Source: Psalter Hymnal (Red): doctrinal standards and liturgy of the Christian Reformed Church #41

Text Information

First Line: Thou Jehovah art my Shepherd
Title: The Guardian Care of God
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



William H. Monk (PHH 332) composed CORONAE in 1871. The following year it was published in J Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes Old and New as a setting for Thomas Kelly's text "Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious." That text had "Crown him!" in each stanza, thus the title for this tune. A bar fo…

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