591b. 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,
e'en for his own name's sake.

3 Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale,
yet will I fear no 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 with oil thou dost 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
Author: W. Whittingham (c. 1524-1579)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM) extended
Scripture: Psalm 23
Topic: Easter 2: The Good Shepherd; God's Church: Doxology, Glory to God
Source: and others
Notes: When using the tune BROTHER JAMES' AIR, the last two lines of each verse are repeated. See also revised version, 45
Tune Information
Name: BROTHER JAMES' AIR
Composer: J. L. MacBeth Bain (died 1925)
Arranger: John Barnard (born 1948)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM) extended
Key: D Major
Copyright: arr. © John Barnard
Notes: When this tune is used the last two lines of each verse are repeated. Alternative tune: CRIMOND (591a)



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