Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Jessie S. Irvine
1836–1887

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.

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Lyrics

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.