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The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare
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The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare

Gently

1. The Lord my pasture will prepare

And feed me with a shepherd’s care.

His presence will my want supply

And guard me with a watchful eye.

My noonday walks he will attend

And all my silent midnight hours defend.

2. 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 leads,

Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,

Amid the cooling verdant landscape flow.

Text: Joseph Addison, 1672–1719

Music: Dmitri Bortniansky, 1751–1825

Psalm 23

Isaiah 40:11