86. 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.
He leadeth me, 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;
within the paths of righteousness,
e'en for his own name's sake.

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

4 My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes;
my head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.
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 forevermore
my dwelling place shall be;
and in God's house forever
my dwelling place shall be.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want
Title: The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want
Author: Francis Rous
Author (and others): William Mure
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.6.8.7.8.6.
Scripture: Psalm 23
Topic: Funerals; God: His Faithfulness; Family Worship (3 more...)
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BROTHER JAMES AIR
Composer: J. L. Macbeth Bain, ca. 1840-1925
Arranger: Gordon Jacob (1934; alt.)
Meter: 8.6.8.7.8.6.
Key: D Major
Copyright: Tune by permission of Oxford University Press.



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