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.
Dawn Wilson

Lakeside, CA, United States

I’m dealing with Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer) and the Lord just brought this encouraging and calming song to mind. Such a beautiful reminder of our Shepherd’s loving presence, provision, power and peace.

Christopher Oli

Kings Langley, United Kingdom

This is a beautiful Psalm. I pray to the most high Yahweh that He blesses everyone who has commented here. May His face continue to shine on you all.

Benjamin E Dake

Dzolo Gbogame, Ho West - Volta, Ghana

I just worked up and this song came into my mind and I searched for it. Truly it is a prayer that I love most in the Bible, it was the time when David gave the Lord all that He the Lord deserved from David. Most dear to my heart "goodness and mercy shall follow all the days in my life and I shall duel in the house of the Lord for evermore".

CH Leong

Kuala Lumpur, State, Malaysia

Inspiring words of help, comfort and being remembered by the Triune God for all eternity.


Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up and this song came to mind. I searched the hymn books I have and could not get it and Google later came to mind. So useful having these songs on net. This song in particular always gives me an assurance of God's provision, protection and victory over the enemy.

Olusegun Abimbola

Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Each time I sing or hear this song, I reflect on the closeness of David to God; I desire to love Him like David did and live a life of praise. The song renews my faith in God's abiding presence through Jesus and His Holy Spirit in me, no matter what I am going through.


Kampala, Lubaga Division, Uganda

It's food for my soul, peace maker, comforter and redeeming hymn. am purchasing a Yamaha Sellac keyboard I love such songs a great deal.

Gideon Tindimwebwa

Kampala, Uganda

My wife and I; one of our top two favorite hymns. I love playing it on my Yamaha organ, to Crimond, and always feel peaceful by the end.

Verse three of the hymn invariably generates a an overwhelmingly tearful emotion in me, because, when I played a recording of the hymn to my wife, then very sick on a hospital bed, during her last days, she broke into a sob and I had to terminate it.

I still love the hymn.

Yvonne Owen

Parkland County, Alberta, Canada

I love this hymn. In grade 5, our class, along with all grade 5 students in the city of Edmonton, (a few thousand), were taught this hymn with all its harmonies. Together, in the "Edmonton Gardens" arena, we all assembled and accompanied by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, sang this 23rd Psalm. It was dizzyingly wonderful, and unforgetable. In later years, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and can truly know the blessing of these words. I am writing this note in the night as I woke unable to get back to sleep, so quoted the 23rd Psalm. Not sure I was getting it right, I got up and went on line. Going further than just the scripture, I searched for this song which was a real delight. I'll now sleep well.

Henrich Brockhaus

Bellingham, WA, United States

Dear Rev. John. Some of the information you seek can be found right next to the title under "i" (information). You might also read Steve Miller's comment of January 5, 2014. God bless!