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1. The Lord my pasture shall prepare
    And feed me with a shepherd’s care;
His presence shall my wants supply
    And guard me with a watchful eye;
My noonday walks He shall attend
    And all my midnight hours defend.

2. When in the sultry glebe I faint
    Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads
    My weary, wandering steps He leads,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
    Amid the verdant landscape flow.

3. Though in the paths of death I tread,
    With gloomy horrors overspread,
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
    For Thou, O Lord, art with me still;
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid
    And guide me through the dreadful shade.

4. Though in a bare and rugged way,
    Through devious lonely wilds, I stray,
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile;
    The barren wilderness shall smile,
With sudden greens and herbage crowned,
    And streams shall murmur all around.

(NOTE: I reversed the order of vs. 3 and 4 for a happier ending)

Author: Joseph Addison (Psalm 23)
Composer: American Folk Melody
Meter: 6x8s
Song in the Night: Page 6

Divine Shepherd

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