The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.@Psalm 23:1-3

Nahum Tate & Nicholas Brady, A New Version of the Psalms of David 1698.

Lenoal, arranged from J. J. Behrens by Lowell Mason, Carmina Sacra (Boston, Massachusetts: J. H. Wilkins & R. B. Carter, 1844), page 92 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

The Lord Himself, the mighty Lord,
Vouchsafes to be my guide;
The shepherd, by whose constant care
My wants are all supplied.

In tender grass He makes me feed,
And gently there repose;
Then leads me to cool shades, and where
Refreshing water flows.

He does my wandering soul reclaim,
And, to His endless praise,
Instruct with humble zeal to walk
In His most righteous ways.

I pass the gloomy vale of death,
From fear and danger free;
For there His aiding rod and staff
Defend and comfort me.

Since God doth thus His wondrous love
Through all my life extend,
That life to Him I will devote,
And in His temple spend.