1 The LORD is my shepherd; no want shall I know.
2 He makes me lie down where the green pastures grow.
He leads me to rest where the calm waters flow.
3 My wandering steps he brings back to his way,
In straight paths of righteousness making me stay;
And this he has done his great name to display.
4 Though I walk in death's valley, where darkness is near,
Because you are with me, no evil I'll fear;
Your rod and your staff bring me comfort and cheer.
5 In the sight of my en'mies a table you spread.
The oil of rejoicing you pour on my head;
My cup overflows and I'm graciously fed.
6 So surely your covenant mercy and grace
Will follow me closely in all of my ways;
I will dwell in the house of the LORD all my days.
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland.
Scottish Psalter (1650)
1 The LORD's my shepherd, I'll not want.
2 He makes me down to lie
In pastures green: he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.
3 My soul he doth restore again;
and me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness
ev'n for his own name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill:
For thou art with me; and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.
5 My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.
6 Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me:
And in GOD's house for evermore
my dwelling-place shall be.