The Lord's my shepherd

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The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want
This paraphrase of Psalm 23 has been attributed to various people, inc. Francis Rous (1579-1659) in The Lutheran Hymnal [1]. It appears in the Scottish Psalter (1650) [2]. It was set to tune by Jessie Seymour Irvine.

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.

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.

Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,
yet will I fear no ill.
For thou art with me, and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes:
my head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me.
And in God's house for evermore
my dwelling place shall be.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.