Scripture Verse

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


Words: H. W. El­li­ott, in The Gos­pel Glean­er (Wa­co, Tex­as: Trio Mu­sic, 1901), alt.

Music: Pen­dle­ton H. W. El­lio­tt, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know El­li­ott’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The Lord is my shep­herd, I shall not want,
He lead­eth me night and day,
In pas­tures of green, by wa­ters so sweet,
He guides me in wis­dom’s way.


O Shep­herd di­vine, sweet Shep­herd of mine,
Lead me in the right way;
To Hea­ven above, where Thee I can love,
Through one eter­nal day.

When to the dark val­ley of death I come,
No ev­il then will I fear;
Thy rod and Thy staff will co­mfort me there,
And make my way bright and clear.


The ta­ble is spread, and my soul shall feast,
And ne­ver know want or care,
Anointed with oil, my head it shall be,
My cup filled with plea­sure there.


Forever to dwell in the house of God,
The sha­dows all past and gone,
To Je­sus my king, my prais­es I’ll sing,
While ag­es roll on, and on.


Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst (1825–1907)
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