Illustration from The Sunday at Home, 1880
Illustration from The Sunday at Home, 1880

Psalm 23:1-6

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

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.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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.


The Lord Is My Shepherd, Op.91 No.1, composed in 1975 by Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)

Lennox Berkeley’s “The Lord is my shepherd”: Lincoln Cathedral 1989 (Colin Walsh)

Performed by Lincoln Cathedral Choir, directed by Colin Walsh

 

 

The Lord is my Good Shepherd
The Lord is my Good Shepherd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 23:1-6

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

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.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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.


The Lord is my shepherd (1886) composed by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

The Lord is My Shepherd

Performed by The Choir of New College, Oxford / directed by Edward Higginbottom

FREE SHEET MUSIC

Choral Public Domain Library

 

The Lord is my Good Shepherd
The Lord is my Good Shepherd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 23:1-2,4,6

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

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.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

The Lord is My Shepherd (1994), composed by Howard Goodall (b. 1958)

The Georgia Boy Choir - The Lord Is My Shepherd

Performed by Georgia Boy Choir (of Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

 

SHEET MUSIC

Theme from the BBC TV series The Vicar of Dibley. Composed by Howard Goodall. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. Faber Edition: Choral Signature Series. Sacred. Published by Faber Music

 

Psalm 23 is often referred to as the Shepherd'...
Psalm 23 is often referred to as the Shepherd’s psalm. (Image via Wikipedia)

Psalm 23:1-6

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

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.

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.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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.

The Lord is my shepherd (1976, from Requiem) by John Rutter (b. 1945)

Rutter: The Lord Is My Shepherd

Performed by The Cambridge Singers · City Of London Sinfonia