Lord’s Day Hymn – “The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want”

Psalm 23
The Scottish Psalter, 1650

1  The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.

2     He makes me down to lie

      In pastures green: He leadeth me

         the quiet waters by.

3  My soul He doth restore again;

         and me to walk doth make

      Within the paths of righteousness,

         ev’n for His own name’s sake.

4  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.

5  My table Thou hast furnished

         in presence of my foes;

      My head Thou dost with oil anoint,

         and my cup overflows.

6  Goodness and mercy all my life

         shall surely follow me:

      And in God’s house for evermore

         my dwelling-place shall be.

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