The King of love my Shepherd is

The King of love my Shepherd is,
  Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His,
  And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow
  My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
  With food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
  But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
  And home rejoicing brought me.
In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
  With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
  Thy Cross before to guide me.
Thou spread’st a table in my sight;
  Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
  From Thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of days
  Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
  Within Thy house forever.
Tim Scott

Derby, United Kingdom

My favourite hymn. Chosen by my mother for her own funeral 16 years ago, and sang at her wedding 50 years ago. Sang by myself as a soprano choirboy 35 years ago, and more recently as I rejoined another choir in another church as a bassist. My mother was disabled, and it brings me great comfort that she did not fear death. As I myself do not. As I know that our faith and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, will join us together again in life everlasting. Whenever I sing or hear this hymn, I am filled with emotion and yearning, but know in my heart the day will come.

Susan Leitson

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

I first learned this song while in High School singing in the youth choir, I think. That was at least 55 years ago. I fell in love with the melody and the words. This song came to me tonight but I couldn't remember all the words so I'm very grateful to see all the verses here so can sing it again completely. Thanks to others who shared the background of this absolutely lovely hymn. God bless the developer of this platform also.

Michael Clarkr

Newcastle Under Lyme, United Kingdom

Most beautiful hymn, one I was taught in school as a child nearly sixty years ago and thankfully has served me all my life.

Tom Topping

Banbridge, United Kingdom

This Hymn touches everything from Psalm 23 and has been crafted by true men of God. If only “the World” would listen and learn of our Lord and Saviours love for them it would be a far, far better place for all.

Leigh Powell

People can know the King of love by them

repenting (Mark 1 verse 4) and believing the gospel (which is that Jesus died taking away their sins with its guilt and punishment) and rose again.


Hollis, NY, United States

I first came across this hymn in my High School Assembly days over 50 years ago. Since then, it has become a part of me especially in my private and public worship. In my church, for one or two years, it became our closing hymn. Every verse of is impactful anytime I sing. The hymn is spiritually and carefully crafted from Psalm 23. I'm very grateful to the composer and all those who made it available on the internet. God bless you all! Remain under His Shepherding in Jesus name! Amen.

John Finlayson

Inverness, Inverness-shire

This hymn has been going through my head so much this afternoon, but I couldn't remember all the words. I knew it had something to do with the 23rd Psalm, so I was delighted to find the full lyrics on your website. I'm so thankful, may God richly bless you in all your endeavors.

Esan Busayo

Casa Grande, AZ, United States

Wonderful hymn. I learned it from HS over 40 years ago and I can't have enough of it as I play it on my Harmonica. God bless you for posting this hymn.💋


Slackscreek, Qld, Australia

I have a hearing loss, mainly caused by loud noises - even before I was born by German bombings on Manchester UK. One of the results is, without my hearing aids, I hear "streams of living water, which then makes me feel more at peace.



I sang this hymn and went to bed and experienced a wonderful trance with a healing from my prolonged illness. It was miraculous.

This remains a remarkable experience for me and a testimony of the beauty of praise.

Thank you for making this song available on this platform.