METER: 66 66 88
SUGGESTED TUNE: DARWALL'S 148TH
This is the same meter as the hymn "Rejoice, the Lord Is King"
1. My shep-herd is the Lord,
I shall not be in want.
I lie in pas-tures green,
By wat-ers still he leads.
My soul he does re-store, and leads
In right-eous paths for his name's sake.
2. In death's dark vale I walk,
But I won't be a-fraid.
For you, Lord, are with me,
Your guid-ance com-forts me.
For me a ta-ble you pre-pare
Be-fore my ver-y en-e-mies.
3. On my head you pour oil,
Your bless-ings o-ver-flow.
God's good-ness and his mer-cy
E'er shall fol-low me.
And I will live with-in your house,
O Lord, my God, for ev-er-more.
Copyright 2000 Dale A. Schoening.
Note: My favorite setting of this psalm is actually the old Scottish Psalter setting from 1650, which is found in most hymnals. I provide this as an alternative for those seeking one.