Scripture Verse

The Lord is my shepherd. Psalm 23:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 53.

Music: Her­mon Lo­well Ma­son, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


My faith­ful Shep­herd is the Lord,
Supplying all my needs;
In pas­tures green He makes me rest,
By qui­et wa­ters leads.

He ten­der­ly re­stores my soul
When I am in dis­tress,
And for His name’s sake guides my feet
In paths of right­eous­ness.

Through death’s dark val­ley though I walk,
No ev­il will I fear;
Thy rod and staff will com­fort me,
For Thou art ev­er near.

A ta­ble Thou dost spread for me
In pre­sence of my foes;
Thou hast an­oint­ed me with oil,
My cup of joy o’er­flows.

Through life Thy good­ness and Thy grace
Shall dai­ly fol­low me;
And I, with­in Thy house, O Lord,
Shall ev­er dwell with Thee.