"The Lord My Shepherd Is"
by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Text From:
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)



1. The Lord my Shepherd is,
I shall be well supplied.
Since He is mine and I am His,
What can I want beside?

2. He leads me to the place
Where heav'nly pasture grows,
Where living waters gently pass
And full salvation flows.

3. If e'er I go astray,
He doth my soul reclaim
And guides me in His own right way
For His most holy name.

4. While He affords His aid,
I cannot yield to fear;
Though I should walk through death's dark shade,
My Shepherd's with me there.

5. Amid surrounding foes
Thou dost my table spread;
My cup with blessing overflows,
And joy exults my head.

6. The bounties of Thy love
Shall crown my following days,
Nor from Thy house will I remove
Nor cease to speak Thy praise.



Notes:
Hymn #426 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Psalm 23
Author: Isaac Watts, 1719
Composer: John S. Bach, 1750, ad.
Tune: "Potsdam"
1st Published in: _Church Psalter_, 1854