My Shepherd will supply my need
My Shepherd will supply my need;
Jehovah is his name.
In pastures fresh he makes me feed,
beside the living stream.
He brings my wandering spirit back,
when I forsake his ways,
and leads me, for his mercy's sake,
in paths of truth and grace.
When I walk through the shades of death
thy presence is my stay.
One word of thy supporting breath
drives all my fears away.
Thy hand, in sight of all my foes,
doth still my table spread.
My cup with blessings overflows,
thine oil anoints my head.
The sure provisions of my God
attend me all my days.
Oh, may thy house be mine abode,
and all my work be praise.
There would I find a settled rest,
while others go and come,
no more a stranger, nor a guest,
but like a child at home.
Words: based on Psalm 23, Isaac Watts, Psalms of David, 1719
Tune: American folk melody, 1828, version from Genuine Church Music, 1832;
harmonized by J. Harold Moyer, 1965
Harmonization copyright © 1969 Faith & Life/Mennonite Publishing House
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