Scripture Verse

He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:2–3


Words: Ma­ry S. Leo­nard, 1908.

Music: F. A. Clark (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clark or Leo­nard (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Into the val­leys of bless­ing
My shep­herd leads;
Peace is my spir­it pos­ses­sing,
My soul He feeds.
Pastures so green are around me,
Waters of life shall flow;
Fairest of flow­ers sur­round me,
Ever I on­ward go.


My shep­herd leads along the way,
Kept by His care I can­not stray;
In ten­der love, to realms above,
My shep­herd leads me home!

Into the ways that are weary
My shep­herd leads;
Dark tho’ the skies be and drea­ry,
He knows my needs.
Heavy the load I am bear­ing,
Love hath my path­way planned;
Trusting, I’m still for­ward far­ing,
Led by my shep­herd’s hand.


Into the land all im­mor­tal
My shep­herd leads;
Unto the glo­ri­ous por­tal
My way He heeds.
Mansions of hea­ven­ly splen­dor
Wait me when I shall come.
Led by my she­pherd so ten­der
Unto my Fat­her’s home.