16. The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want

1 The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want:
he makes me down to lie
in pastures green: he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.

2 My soul he doth restore again,
and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness,
even for his own name's sake.

3 Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill;
for thou art with me, and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

4 My table thou hast furnishèd
in presence of my foes;
my head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.

5 Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me;
and in God's house for evermore
my dwelling-place shall be.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: Psalm 23
Topic: Christian Year: Maundy Thursday; Eternal Life; Guidance (2 more...)
Source: The Scottish Psalter, 1929
Notes: The last two lines of each verse is repeated when sung to this tune.
Tune Information
Name: BROTHER JAMES'S AIR
Composer (melody): James Leith Macbeth Bain (1860-1925)
Harmonizer: John L. Bell (b. 1949)
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Harmonization © WGRG, The Iona Community



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