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The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Susan Millard Schwarz  •  Song


Cheerful song that moves forward, like a babbling brook. Depicts “streams of water” in the piano. Has a big vocal finish at the end. Refreshing paraphrase of Psalm 23.

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The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Music by John Ness Beck, transcribed by Craig Courtney
Lyrics adapted from Psalm 23 by St Columba

The King of love my shepherd is
Whose goodness faileth never
I nothing lack if I am His

And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living waters flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth
And, where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth.
In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me
Thy rod and staff my comfort still
Thy cross before to guide me.
And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never:

Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.