1 The Lord, my shepherd, rules my life
and gives me all I need;
he leads me by refreshing streams;
in pastures green I feed.
2 The Lord revives my failing strength,
he makes my joy complete;
and in right paths, for his name's sake,
he guides my faltering feet.
3 Though in a valley dark as death,
no evil makes me fear;
your shepherd's staff protects my way,
for you are with me there.
4 While all my enemies look on,
you spread a royal feast;
you fill my cup, anoint my head,
and treat me as your guest.
5 Your goodness and your gracious love
pursue me all my days;
your house, O LORD, shall be my home--
your name, my endless praise.
|First Line:||The Lord, my shepherd, rules my life|
|Title:||The Lord, My Shepherd|
|Versifier:||Christopher M. Idle (1977)|
|Topic:||Living in God's World: God's Care for Us|
|Copyright:||Words © 1981, Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission.|
|Composer:||Jessie Seymour Irvine (1872)|
|Arranger:||Richard L. Van Oss (1991)|
|Copyright:||Arr. © 1994, CRC Publications.|