Hymnal: The Christian Hymn Book
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.