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 in 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 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.
|First Line:||The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want|
|Title:||The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want|
|Author (and others):||William Whittingham|
|Source:||Scottish Psalter, 1650|
|Composer:||Jessie S. Irvine (1871)|
|Arranger:||David Grant (1872)|
|Composer (descant):||W. Baird Ross, 20th C.|