His Yoke is Easy

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want

Author: R. E. Hudson
Tune: YOKE
Published in 42 hymnals

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1 The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me down to lie
In pastures green, He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

His yoke is easy; His burden is light.
I’ve found it so; I’ve found it so.
He leadeth me by day and by night,
Where living waters flow.

2 My soul crieth out:" Restore me again,
And give me the strength to take
The narrow path of righteousness,
E’en for His own name’s sake." [Chorus]

3 Yea, tho’ I should walk the valley of death,
Yet why should I fear from ill?
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod
And staff me comfort still. [Chorus]

Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #128

Author: R. E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Vernon College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
Title: His Yoke is Easy
Author: R. E. Hudson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: His yoke is easy; His burden is light
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #2448
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Small Church Music #4302
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生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #336
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