Scripture Verse

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

Introduction

Words: H. W. El­li­ott, in The Gos­pel Glean­er (Wa­co, Tex­as: Trio Mu­sic, 1901), alt.

Music: Pen­dle­ton H. W. El­lio­tt, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

illustration
Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst
(1825–1907)

Lyrics

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want,
He leadeth me night and day,
In pastures of green, by waters so sweet,
He guides me in wisdom’s way.

Refrain

O Shepherd divine, sweet Shepherd of mine,
Lead me in the right way;
To Heaven above, where Thee I can love,
Through one eternal day.

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When to the dark valley of death I come,
No evil then will I fear;
Thy rod and Thy staff will comfort me there,
And make my way bright and clear.

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The table is spread, and my soul shall feast,
And never know want or care,
Anointed with oil, my head it shall be,
My cup filled with pleasure there.

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Forever to dwell in the house of God,
The shadows all past and gone,
To Jesus my king, my praises I’ll sing,
While ages roll on, and on.

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