The Lord Is My Shepherd

 The Lord is my shepherd. 

I shall not want.

He leads me through green pastures to rest beside still waters.

I will fear no evil,

For I know He is with me.

He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.

 

For I do all things through the Lord, who gives me strength,

And stands beside me along my way.

So I trust in the Lord, and submit to His will,

Seeking His straight path all of the day.

 

The Lord is my shepherd. 

He refreshes my soul,

He prepares my table in the presence of my enemies.

He anoints me with oil.

My cup overflows!

His goodness and mercy will light all the days of my life!
 

For I know God works through all things to His will,

Upholding believers in His righteous hand.

So we trust in the Lord, and submit to His will,

Taking His straight path across this land.

 

Dwelling in His Spirit, we share the fruits of his love,

Helping us escape temptation’s snares.

Joy, peace, and goodness, faithfulness, self-control,

And prayer, to hear His words through all of our cares.

 

The Lord is my shepherd.

I shall not want.

Even as I wander through the dark shadow of death

I will fear no evil,

For I know He is with me.

I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forevermore.

And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forevermore.

— Words and music copyright

August 2016, Kirby Lee Davis