Songs & Hymns

The Lord's My Shepherd (Crimond)

(Psalms, General, Prayer, Reflection)
This very famous hymn is based on Psalm 23.  It tells of God being always with us whether we are in comfortable places such as by the 'quiet waters'; or in difficult places such as 'death's dark vale'. More on this hymn can be found in 'Songs for Life' - available in the Engaging section under the Resources tab.

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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.

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.

Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For thou art with me; and thy rod
And staff me comfort still.

My table thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God's house forever more
My dwelling place shall be.

This arrangement © The Bequest of Sir William McKie. This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 23608. Please include every item copied in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions. Organist Gillian Lloyd. Recorded on the organ of Guildford United Reformed Church by kind permission of the Elders.

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