1000 Songs/The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want Ps 023

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The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want Ps 023

1000 Songs

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The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters,

he refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths

for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk

through the darkest valley,

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord


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King David

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There are three hymns based off the text of Psalm 23. The first is "Surely Goodness and Mercy" with text and music by John W. Peterson and Alfred B. Smith. The text was altered and set to music in a more simple, understandable way. While it is based off of Psalm 23, it is not the exact text. Second is "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want." The music was written by Jessie S. Irvine and arranged by David Grant. The text is as close to the original text as possible with a few alterations to fit the rhythm of the hymn. The third hymn is "The New 23rd". The music and text is written by Ralph Carmichael. Here the original text was simplified and set to music in a less traditional way.


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