My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Composer Peter Niedmann
Text Isaac Watts
Voicing Unison choir and kybd. with opt. descant
Topics Shepherd, God as
Scripture references Psalm 23
Length 3' 00" Price $1.80 (U.S.) Released 3/94
Catalog no. 410-822 Difficulty Moderately easy
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Description Every Christian should know this hymn (using the early American tune RESIGNATION), and Peter Niedmann's new setting is a wonderful introduction to both text and tune. Set for unison voices with optional descant, its well-crafted keyboard part makes this piece a "must-have." Perfect for children's choirs!
My shepherd will supply my need,
Jehovah is his name;
in pastures fresh he makes me feed
beside the living stream.
He brings my wandering spirit back
when I forsake his ways,
and leads me, for his mercy's sake,
in paths of truth and grace.
When I walk through the shades of death,
thy presence is my stay;
one word of they supporting breath
drives all my fears away.
Thy hand, in sight of all my foes,
doth still my table spread;
my cup with blessings overflows,
thy oil anoints my head.
The sure provisions of my God
attend me all my days;
oh, may thy house be mine abode
and all my work be praise.
There would I find a settled rest,
while others go and come;
no more a stranger or a guest,
but like a child at home.
Psalm 23; para. Isaac Watts (1674-1748).