Joyful Harts Music Library


  • The Lord is My Shepherd 210-183:15


The Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know;
I feed in green pastures, safe-folded I rest;
He leadeth my soul where the still waters flow,
Restores me when wand’ring, redeems when oppressed;
Restores me when wand’ring, redeems when oppressed.

Through the valley and shadow of death though I stray,
Since Thou art my Guardian, no evil I fear;
Thy rod shall defend me, Thy staff be my stay;
No harm can befall, with my Comforter near;
No harm can befall, with my Comforter near.


​In the midst of affliction my table is spread.
With blessings unmeasured my cup runneth o’er.
With perfume and oil thou anointest my head.
Oh, what shall I ask of thy providence more?
Oh, what shall I ask of thy providence more?

The Lord is My Shepherd

Scripture: Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over . 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Worship Suggestion:

The sound file is looped.

1.As the song plays the first time, (During Verse 1) make remarks about the spiritual peace that can be found in the words of scripture found in Psalm 23. Believers of all ages would benefit from memorizing and reciting this scripture

as a part of their prayers and meditations. 

2. As the song continues (During Verses 2-3), slowly and reverently,  recite the entire Psalm 23 together.

Let the song end.

3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.

4. Prayer and Meditation.