Scripture Verse

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1


Words: Adapt­ed from Mil­ton W. Loy­er, 2024.

Music: Ew­ing Al­ex­an­der Ew­ing, 1853 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ew­ing (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Milton W. Loyer (1946–)


Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst (1825–1907)
Wikimedia Commons

The Lord is my good shep­herd;
I shall not be in need.
He leads me to the pas­tures
Where I may safe­ly feed.
He leads me by still wa­ters,
So I a drink may take,
In paths of right­eous liv­ing,
All for His good name’s sake.

Though I may walk through val­leys
Of dan­ger and of strife,
I fear not any ev­il,
For He will guard my life.
His shep­herd’s staff will guide me,
And com­fort to me bring,
And of His lov­ing kind­ness,
I will for­ev­er sing.

He sets for me a ta­ble
Before my an­gry foes,
And with the oil of glad­ness,
My heart now ov­er­flows.
His good­ness and His mer­cy
Shall sure­ly fol­low me.
I’ll dwell with­in His pre­sence
For all eter­ni­ty.