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.
Marney Hauiti

Elgin, Gisborne, New Zealand

A beautiful hymn.


Nainital, Uttarakhand, India



New Jersey, United States

It was so uplifting to hear this and be able to sing along. This was a favorite of mine in the eighties.

Rebekah Edwards

Cameron, OK, United States

It's been so very long since I heard this. I looked it up after reading out of the book "Hymns for a kid's heart" by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada Volume One—it is a very special book! And he who comes to God must come as a little child! In Mark 10:15 Jesus said "Assuredly, I say to you,whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it"! This is an extremely powerful song with beautiful music based on Psalm 23! Blessings to all my brothers and sisters in Christ! Look up for He is coming again!!!

Leslie Fitzpatrick

UpperDarby, PA, United States

I was told in Bible study that the Hebrew word translated as "follow" in the last stanza is more accurately rendered "pursue". I love the idea of our Good Shepherd pursuing us, actively chasing after us because He loves us, using His rod and staff—His goodness and mercy—to protect and guide His straying sheep to His house to dwell with Him forever.

Deniese Holness

Miramar, FL, United States

A very comforting, blessed assurance. A song that truly warms the heart. Goes way back. Primary school, high school. A song for every occasion. I remember my sister Jan singing the descant on the school choir many years ago.

Helen Smith

Witbank, Mphumalanga, South Africa

This is my favourite version of Psalm 23 and I love to sing it to the residents of our Retirement village, would it be possible to please, pretty please send me the music for piano? If it's not too much to ask?



Accra, Ghana

Nadine (and any other who may have),

Please I love this hymn. Would you be kind to give me the music for the descant? I would be blessed if you did.

God bless you.

Ime Ikon Akpabio

Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Every time and any moment I remember or hear this song, my soul praises The Lord for His great provision. Having lost my dear Dad at age nine, only to have a mother, Elder Mrs Arit Ikon Akpabio, becoming the only father I know from then, life was tough but Jehovah manifested in our family. In my dialect it start like this; Jehovah Andikpemerong, Ofon eti eti, Iyak-ke mi nnana se, Ofonde ye Ami.

Nadine Love

Cooroy, Qld, Australia

This beautiful hymn I sang the descant to in the School Choir in the mid 1980"s and now my darling, wonderful daughter is learning this to sing with her choir ... Time and life a bright flame to share in song and succession. All is well. My heart is full.