Scripture Verse

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.@Psalm 23:1
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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

Words: James Mont­gom­e­ry, Songs of Zi­on 1822, alt.

Music: Good Shep­herd Jo­seph Barn­by (1838–1896) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Barnby
(1838–1896)

Lyrics

The Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know;
I feed in green pastures, safe folded I rest;
He leadeth my soul where the still waters flow,
Restores me when wand’ring,
Redeems when oppressed.

Through valley and shadow of death though I stray,
Since Thou art my guardian, no evil I fear;
Thy rod shall defend me, Thy staff be my stay;
No harm can befall, with
My Comforter near.

In midst of affliction my table is spread;
With blessings unmeasured my cup runneth o’er;
With perfume and oil Thou anointest my head;
O what shall I ask of
Thy providence more?

Let goodness and mercy, my bountiful God,
Still follow my steps till I meet Thee above;
I seek, by the path which my forefathers trod,
Through land of their sojourn,
Thy kingdom of love.