Scripture Verse

The Lord is my shepherd. Psalm 23:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 52.

Music: Co­ro­nae Will­iam H. Monk, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William H. Monk


Thou, Jehovah, art my shepherd,
Therefore I no want shall know;
In green pastures Thou dost lead me,
Leadest where still waters flow;
And, when fainting,
Sweet refreshment doest bestow.

For Thy name’s sake Thou dost guide me
In the paths of righteousness;
Though I walk the vale of shadows,
Fears no more my soul oppress;
Thou art with me,
With Thy rod and staff to bless.

Thou preparest me a table
In the presence of the foe;
Thou my head with oil anointest,
Yea, my cup doth overflow.
O my Savior,
Having Thee, no want I know.

Surely grace and loving-kindness
Shall forever follow me,
Till, my days of life all ended,
Evermore my home shall be,
O Jehovah,
In Thy holy house with Thee.