Harmonizer: David Grant

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Composer: Jessie Seymour Irvine

Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836 – 1887) was the daughter of a Church of Scotland parish minister who served at Dunottar, Peterhead, and Crimond in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She is referred to by Ian Campbell Bradley in his 1997 book Abide with Me: The World of Victorian Hymns as standing "in a strong Scottish tradition of talented amateurs ... who tended to produce metrical psalm tunes rather than the dedicated hymn tunes increasingly composed in England". Her most famous tune is CRIMOND, which is best known as one of the most popular settings for the (paraphrased) words of Psalm 23: "The Lord's my shepherd". It is believed that Irvine wrote the tune while still in her teens, as an exercise for an organ class she was attending. The tune… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Jessie Seymour Irvine (1872)
Harmonizer: David Grant
Incipit: 53425 42171 33224 45
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #341
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3869
Text: The Lord's My Shepherd
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #23
Text: The LORD, My Shepherd, Rules My Life
  • Full Score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #86
Text: The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want
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