The Lord Is My Shepherd
Helen Dowd

Psalm 23

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.
He restoreth my soul
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

"The Lord is my shepherd;
no want shall I know.
He leads by still waters,
where green grasses grow
.... My soul He restoreth.
He'll not let me stray.
He guides and protects me,
by night and by day.
And when I should come
to the Valley of Death,
My Lord will stay with me
to my last fading breath."

The Lord is my shepherd, no want shall I know.
He makes me lie down where still waters flow.
He heals my sick soul, and leads me aright.
He guides me by day, and protects me at night.
When death overshadows me, no ill shall I fear.
For I know that His presence always is near.
Whenever I stray, the Lord brings me back.
With His rod and staff prodding me, He keeps me on track.
In the midst of my enemies, God prepares me a feast.
I can sit there in comfort, not afraid in the least.
My head He anoints with the finest of oil.
My cup's running over; my joy, nothing can spoil.

His Goodness and Mercy go behind me always.
They will ever be with me, to the end of my days.
When my life is over and it comes time to die,
I'll live with Him ever, in my Home up on High.
The Lord is my Shepherd, my Lord and my King.
And of His Salvation, I ever will sing.

Helen Dowd


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