Scripture Verse

The Lord is my shepherd. Psalm 23:1


Words: Ma­ry E. Thal­heim­er & Mar­ga­ret S. Hay­craft, in the New Gold­en Show­er, by Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1866, page 107.

Music: Lynde, Thu­rin­gi­an folk tune, ar­ranged by John B. Cra­mer (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Thou art my shep­herd,
Caring in ev­ery need,
Thy lov­ing lamb to feed,
Trusting Thee still.
In the green pas­tures low,
Where liv­ing wa­ters flow,
Safe by Thy side I go,
Fearing no ill.

Or if my way lie
Where storms are rag­ing nigh,
Nothing can ter­ri­fy,
I trust Thee still.
How can I be afraid,
While soft­ly on my head
Thy ten­der hand is laid?
I fear no ill.

Goodness and mer­cy
Ever shall fol­low me,
Till by Thy grace I see
Thy holy hill;
Lord, in that home with Thee,
Joyful eter­nal­ly,
Folded Thy flock shall be,
Safe from all ill.