1 The Lord my Shepherd guards me well,
and all my wants are fed:
amid green pastures made to lie,
beside still waters led.
My careworn soul grows strong and whole
when God's true path I tread.
2 Though I should walk in darkest ways
through valleys like the grave,
no evil shall I ever fear;
your presence makes me brave.
On my behalf your rod and staff
assure me you will save.
3 For me a table has been spread
where all my foes can see;
you bathe my head with fragrant oil
to soothe and honor me.
My heart and cup are both filled up
with joyful ecstasy.
4 Your steadfast love will follow me
to shield me all my days
and bring me to your holy house,
redeemed from error's ways,
my whole life long to join the song
of those who sing God's praise.
|First Line:||The Lord my Shepherd guards me well|
|Title:||The Lord My Shepherd Guards Me Well|
|Paraphraser:||Carl P. Daw, Jr. (1985)|
|Scripture:||John 10:14; Psalm 23|
|Copyright:||Words © 1990 Hope Publishing Company|
|Name:||BROTHER JAMES' AIR|
|Composer:||James L. Bain, 19th C.|
|Arranger:||Gordon Jacob (1932)|
|Copyright:||Music © Oxford University Press|