The Lord my pasture shall prepare (Henry Carey)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-14). Score information: A4, 1 page, 51 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-14). Score information: A4, 1 page, 79 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 111
Description: See A stranger once did bless the earth for a different version of the melody. For a descant, see Surrey (Andrew Sims).
Original text and translations
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 wandering steps he leads,
where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
amid the verdant landscape flow.
Though in a bare and rugged way
through devious lonely wilds I stray,
thy bounty shall my pains beguile;
the barren wilderness shall smile
with sudden greens and herbage crowned,
and streams shall murmur all around.
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.