Scripture Verse

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


Jessie S. Irvine

Words: Scot­tish Psal­ter, 1650.

Music: Cri­mond Jes­sie S. Ir­vine, in The North­ern Psal­ter, 1872. Har­mo­ny by Da­vid Grant (🔊 pdf nwc). This tune was used at the 1947 wed­ding of Bri­tain’s Queen Eliz­a­beth II and Prince Phi­lip.

Alternate Tunes:


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.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own name’s sake.

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 my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.