Words: Brady and Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David
1 The Lord himself, the mighty Lord, vouchsafes to be my guide; The shepherd, by whose constant care my wants are all supplied. 2 In tender grass he makes me feed, and gently there repose; Then leads me to cool shades, and where refreshing water flows. 3 He does my wand'ring soul reclaim, and, to his endless praise, Instruct with humble zeal to want in his most righteous ways. 4 I pass the gloomy vale of death, from fear and danger free; For there his aiding rod and staff defend and comfort me. 5 In presence of my spiteful foes he does my table spread, He crowns my cup with cheerful wine, with oil anoints my head. 6 Since God does thus his wondrous love through all my life extend, That life to him I will devote, and in his temple spend.