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).

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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.