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 for 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 for evermore
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
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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