"The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare"
                       by Joseph Addison, 1672-1719
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. 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 hours defend.

        2. When in the sultry glebe I faint
        Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
        To fertile vales and dewy meads
        My weary, wandering steps He leads,
        Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
        Amid the verdant landscape flow.

        3. 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 dreadful shade.

        4. Though in a bare and rugged way,
        Through devious lonely wilds, I stray,
        Thy bounty shall my pains beguile;
        The barren wilderness shall smile,
        With sudden greens and herbage crowned,
        And streams shall murmur all around.

Notes: Hymn #368 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Psalm 23 Author: Joseph Addison, 1712 Composer: Henry Carey, 1723, alt. Tune: "Surrey"
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