Scripture Verse

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:12

Introduction

Words: Bir­die Bell, 1903.

Music: A. J. Ro­bert­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ro­bert­son’s full name, or where to get a bet­ter pho­to of him, or a good pho­to of Bell (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
A. J. Robertson
(1872–?)

Lyrics

Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the way;
Fain would we wander, and oft would we stray;
Keep us from danger, and save us from harm;
Perils surround us; temptations alarm.

Refrain

Heavenly Shepherd, lead us each day;
Guide us in mercy each step of the way;
Dangers are many, safe is Thy fold;
Gather, O gather, Thy sheep from the cold.

Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the way;
Teach us Thy mandates, and help us obey;
Sweet are Thine accents and loving Thy voice;
Foll’wing Thy footsteps, Thy flock shall rejoice.

Refrain

Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the way;
Guide by Thy counsels, lest foes should dismay;
Green are Thy pastures, O there would we feed;
Down by still waters Thy sheep gently lead.

Refrain