THE LORD’S MY SHEPHERD (PSALM 23)
(Text by Joe Tyrpak; Traditional Tune)
The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want.
He knows my needs and each supplies.
In pastures green, by waters calm
He gives me rest, and I’m revived.
He keeps me in the righteous way
And never will my soul forsake.
If I should turn and go astray,
He’ll bring me back—His name’s at stake.
When death’s dark shadows veil my path,
I will not fear, for You are there.
Protected by Your rod and staff,
I’m safe within Your watchful care.
A lavish banquet You have spread
Within the presence of my foes.
Your oil of joy anoints my head;
With richest wine my cup o’erflows.
Unmingled good and loyal love
Will trace my steps through all my days,
Then I will dwell with You above
Delighting in Your endless grace.
The Shepherd Good cares for His sheep;
In love for us His life He gives.
Our lives in Him will never cease
For none can snatch us from His grip.
Hebrews 13:20; Revelation 7:17
Your glories fill our awestruck eyes:
Christ, You’re our Shepherd! You’re our Lamb!
Our Sov’reign Chief! Our Sacrifice!
We’re safe in mighty, nail-pierced hands.
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