The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want

The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want;
  He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
  The quiet waters by.
My soul He doth restore again,
  And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
  E’en for His own name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
  Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod
  And staff me comfort still.
My table Thou hast furnished
  In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
  And my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life
  Shall surely follow me,
And in God’s house forevermore
  My dwelling-place shall be.

Mombasa, Coast, Kenya

Psalm 23 is a favourite, so it goes without saying that this is a very special hymn to me - I've loved it since my primary school days and my love for it just keeps growing. It's loaded with biblical truth.

Larraine Collins

hymn for my mothers funeral 15th june 1966 also the hymn for my wedding in 1974.

Rudolf Flink

Cebu, Philippines

This is my favorite psalm and was my father's also until he passed away, he has the words The Lord s My Shepherd on his head stone.

Ato Tompoli

Simpa, Central Region, Ghana

I like this hymn so I much. I guess it's my favorite hymn. It comforts the child of God, and reassures them of God's love and care for them. If you are not born again, get born again (Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9-10) and keep this hymn as your daily anthem.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Scottish Bibles in the 17th century often had psalms in meter printed after the book of Revelation. The metrical psalms were sung twice a day in most of the humble cottages of Scotland and so became more familiar to the people than the Bible text itself.

This text of the familiar 23rd Psalm comes from a metrical version by Francis Rous, a member of the British Parliament. He was dissatisfied with the accuracy of other psalm translations being used by the Puritans, some of which took liberties with the meaning to make the words rhyme. As you can see, this version is a faithful paraphrase of David's original. Rous's Psalter was widely used and was authorized by the Westminster Assembly, which also created the Westminster Confession of Faith. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

Marie Bell

Miramar, Florida, United States

These songs will never grow old. It touches me every time I read and hear it.

Eileen Mitchell

Glasgow, United Kingdom

He is indeed and so glad I could see the lyrics, and hear the tune. So blessed tonight. Christmas is truly a time for miracles. The words say it all. Thank you for this. A happy and Holy Christmas to all.


Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Wonderful hymn. Surely the Goodness of the Lord our God is with us.


Surat, Gujarat, India

Yes, praise the LORD! Really comforting.

Rae Warfel

Wexford, PA, United States

Our family is going through some very difficult times right now. This hymn is very precious. How happy I was to hear the music with it.