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Hymn: The Lord my pasture shall prepare (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Hymn Book

Date: 1865

Compiler: Alexander Campbell

Publisher/Printer: Central Book Concern

First Line: The Lord my pasture shall prepare

Topic: God/In Providence

Writer: <no first name given> Addison


Meter: LM six lines


Hymn Number: 70

Page Number: 044, click to see hymnal pages


The lord my pasture shall prepare,

And feed me with a shepherd's care;

His presence shall my wants supply,

And guard me with a watchful eye:

My noonday walks he shall attend,

And all my midnight hour defend.

When in the sultry glebe I faint,

Or on the thirsty mountains pant,

To fertile vales and dewy meads

My weary, wandering steps he leads,

Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,

Amid the verdant landscape flow.

The in a bare and rugged way.

Through devious, lonely wilds I stray,

His bounty shall my pains beguile;

The barren wilderness shall smile,

With lively greens and herbage crowned,

And streams shall murmur all around.

Though in the paths of death I tread,

With gloomy horrors overspread,

My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,

For thou, O Lord! art with me still;

Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,

And guide me through the dismal shade.