299: THE Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want:by F. Rous
(Scottish Psalter 1650)
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 My table Thou hast furnished
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.
5 Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God's house for evermore
My dwelling-place shall be.
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