The Lord's my shepherd

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The Lord's my shepherd is one of the most famous hymns in England, traditionally sung at funerals. The text is adapted from Psalm 23 and first appeared in The Scottish Psalter (1650).


There are two well-known tunes associated with the hymn:


The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want. 
He makes me down to lie 
in pastures green. He leadeth me 
the quiet waters by. 

My soul he doth restore a gain, 
and me to walk doth make 
within the paths of righteousness, 
e'en for his own name's sake. 

Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale, 
yet will I fear no ill. 
For though art with me, and thy rod 
and staff me comfort still. 

My table though hast furnished
in presence of my foes: 
my head though dost with oil anoint, 
and my cup over flows. 

Goodness and  mercy all my life 
shall surely follow me. 
And in God's house for ever more
my dwelling place shall be. 

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