The Lord is my Shepherd forever

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The Lord is my Shepherd forever,
  He maketh me down to lie,
He leads me beside the still waters
  O how He does satisfy!
  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days, all the days of my life;
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days, all the days of my life.
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever,
And I shall feast at the table spread for me;
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
  All the days, all the days of my life.
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My Shepherd Himself is my pasture,
  My Shepherd, the waters of rest;
I eat of His riches in spirit,
  I drink, and O how I am blest!
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My Shepherd my soul is restoring,
  My will, and emotion, and mind;
And though through the valley I’m walking,
  O what a Companion I find!
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A table prepared by my Shepherd
  I feast on and Satan destroy;
My head is anointed with oil,
  My cup runneth over with joy!
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And now in His house I am dwelling
  Enjoying the goodness of God;
My pleasure is far beyond telling,
  My pleasure is Jesus my Lord!
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Anna Gibbs

Denton, TX

Hallelujah ! For my head is anointed with oil ! My cup runneth over with joy ! My pleasure is Jesus my Lord ! Lord, how we love You !


Danny Yoeono

Pleasant Hill, California, United States

I remember singing this at all the young people's meetings.


Adele T

Corona, California, United States

Oh, how I love this hymn because through this hymn I can see the lovingkindness, grace, and mercy our Lord Jesus bestows upon us every day as we walk through the valley. How we can rest in Him and enjoy all His goodness and riches. Hallelujah, praise Him forever.


Rosita Enriquez

Anaheim, United States

O what a Shepherd, all the days of our life,

"Goodness" refers to Christ

"Mercy," the Father

"follow us" the Spirit!


Jehu Gyimah

Sacramento, CA, United States

He is Indeed Jehovah Jireh - As we look to this great Shepherd of our souls He will bring us beside the still waters and 'There' He will provide for us. His paths are always Straight. There is a place where He wants us to be and so long as we are there He will be faithful to His word. He is the chief Shepherd!


Efua Otuwaa Goode

Accra, Ghana

Great song, perfect lyrics, touching words. With this meditation daily, we need not fear or dread our Shepherd's total and a cocksure provision. He is indeed JEHOVAH-RAAH.


Jennifer Lee

Great Neck, New York, United States

How I enjoy my dear Lord is my dear Shepherd! And all the days of my life I will continue to enjoy His shepherding me in love and life!


Ruth

Porlock, Somerset, United Kingdom

This song is so special. It says everything about our relationship with God. My mum passed away hearing this passage read to her, it gave her the strength to go to our beloved Saviour,knowing His unending love.


Christine

Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Praise the Lord He is my shepherd. I want to dwell in Him to enjoy His riches. How wonderful! Amen.


Zoe L Hsiao

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

I testified He is my Shepherd forever including these days. He knows how to shepherd me and knows who can do this task with. He is wonderful and the shepherd He gave me is as wonderful as He is.