Hymn The Lords My Shepherd
Hymns For Your Service
The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want
This hymn is about marriage and eternal life, and is suitable as the second hymn sung after the marriage ceremony, which is in praise and celebration of the union. It is also suitable to sing during Communion, if you decide to include it during the ceremony, and also at Easter weddings.
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 again,
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 thou art with me, and thy rod
And staff me comfort still.
My table thou hast furnished
In prsence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint
And my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house for evermore
My dwelling-place shall be.
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