Scripture Verse

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


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719.

Music: Dia­de­ma­ta George J. El­vey, Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

George J. Elvey (1816–1893)
National Portrait Gallery



The Lord my shepherd is,
I shall be well supplied;
Since He is mine and I am His,
What can I want beside?

He leads me to the place
Where heav’nly pasture grows,
Where living waters gently pass,
And full sal­va­tion flows.

If e’er I go as­tray,
He doth my soul reclaim;
And guides me in His own right way,
For His most holy name.

While He affords His aid
I cannot yield to fear;
Though I should walk
Through death’s dark shade,
My shepherd’s with me there.

In sight of all my foes,
Thou dost my table spread;
My cup with blessing overflows,
And joy exalts my head.

The bounties of Thy love
Shall crown my following days;
Nor from Thy house will I remove,
Nor cease to speak Thy praise.