The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare
Anthem for SATB choir with optional accompaniment; the text is by Joseph Addison, based on the 23rd Psalm; the tune is “Belville” by Lowell Mason; arranged by J. Bruce Ashton.
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.
When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads
My weary wand’ring steps He lead,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the verdant landscape flow.
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.
Though in a bare and rugged way,
Through devious lonely wilds I stray,
Thy bounty shall my pain beguile;
The barren wilderness shall smile,
With sudden greens and herbage crowned,
And streams that murmur all around.
– By Joseph Addison
The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare (midi)
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