Scripture Verse

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


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 103.

Music: Na­po­li Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


The Lord is my shepherd; little lambs
May safely trust His care;
I shall not want, for He will lead
To pastures green and fair.
Beside the waters safe and still,
He guides me day by day;
And in the paths of right­eous­ness,
He gently leads the way.


Oh, loving Shepherd, call my name,
And keep me near Thy side;
For Thou art ev­er­more the same,
My guardian, friend and guide.

When thro’ the valley I must walk,
Where death’s dark shadows fall,
With rod and staff Thou wilt be near,
To help me when I call.
A bounteous table Thou dost spread
Thou givest more and more;
With all the blessings of Thy love,
Behold, my cup runs o’er.


Thy care unceasing, I will trust,
I follow after Thee!
For Thou dost call me to Thy side,
Thy little lamb to be.
Thy goodness, mercy, love and truth,
Shall follow me each day;
And I shall dwell in God’s own house:
My shepherd says I may.