The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs


Psalm 23 The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want

1.  The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want;
    He makes me down to lie 
    In pastures green; He leadeth me 
    The quiet waters by.

2.  My soul He doth restore again;
    And me to walk doth make
    Within the paths of righteousness,
    E'en for His own name's sake.

3.  Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,
    Yet will I fear none ill;
    For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
    And staff me comfort still.

4.  My table Thou hast furnished
    In presence of my foes;
    My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
    And my cup overflows.

5.  Goodness and mercy all my life
    Shall surely follow me;
    And in God's house forevermore
    My dwelling place shall be.

WORDS: Scottish Psalter, 1650
MUSIC: Jessie Seymour Irvine, 1872 Harm. T. C. L. Pritchard, 1929
Scripture: Psalm 23
Theme: Psalms