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.
Che Donna

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

The Lord has walked with me my whole life. He has seen my horror. Been the push of strength. Lead me to amazing humans to see me through and teach by example survival. In the aftermarth of selfish others he asks me to forgive to overcome so many trials. Today he needed me to witness and assist at a car accident. Though a Muslim Lady my prayers are with her tonight as hopefully she begins a journey of healing. May I always be greatful to your blessings, and lead as you need. Thy will be done. 🙏 Again this song calms my heart with some hope to my questionable future. Tonight trust and hope is all I have...

Jeff in NM

Tijeras, New Mexico, United States

I was looking for this version of lyrics - I so often remember only a few lines of songs and this helps me with the whole song. It is so comforting to sing this, knowing we have a Good Shepherd who watches over us! -thank you


United Kingdom

I have been painting a sunset on canvas and want to write on it the hymn version of Psalm 23. It means so much to me as I was brought up with this Hymn and needed this version. I now understand exactly what it means! Glory be to God. Thank you for posting this hymn


Nairobi, Kenya

This hym lifts my soul up when my heart is down and crushed.

May God bless the writer abundantly.



Marietta, Georgia, United States

Thank you for posting this. I was reading a story about the 23rd psalm to my 3 year old daughter tonight (Alice in Bibleland series), and I sang her the hymn after. I could not remember beyond the first verse! She fell asleep by verse 4, so I know she was sleepy!


Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Timeless hymn

The LORD is definitely our shepherd

Tina Barton

Palm Desert, CA, United States

The Lord's my shepherd. I have no want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His Name's sake.


Brampton, Ontario, Canada

So love the old hymns! They mean so much!

Amber Fillmore

Bend, OR, United States

How beautiful it was to see how our Father has united His children all over the world with His Word. As I read through the comments posted about this hymn that has been a favorite of mine for my entire life, I am able to witness how He is working in the lives of Christians AROUND THE WORLD! How Great is our God! How faithful! How magnificent! How enduring! How unstoppable! Your words have encouraged me today fellow brothers and sisters. We serve a wonderful Savior.

Mrs Gillian Reynolds

Birmingham, United Kingdom

With all that is going on in our world today, plus having a very sick husband to care for, and only the two of us in the house, I broke my heart last night (19th. November) and felt I could not carry on any more, and was trying to think of an easy way to end my life. After I said 'The Lord's Prayer', as I always do, what suddenly came to mind was the hymn, 'The Lord is My Shepherd', but for the life of me, I could not remember all the words, and I was determined to look them up when I got up this morning, which I did, but not only that, as I was trying to memorise the words, a calmness came over me. I stopped crying, and concentrated on my Lord and Saviour. He put that Hymn in my head, and it gave me a lot of thought, that without Him, I would be lost, but, I am not without Him, He is always with me, and thank you for putting this site on the Internet. Oh, I am also nearly 79. May God Bless you ALL.