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Words by Henry Williams Baker (1821-1877)Tune: ST. COLUMBA, an Irish MelodyKey signature: E flat major (3 flats)Time signature: 3/2Meter: 18.104.22.168Passage: Psalm 23Public Domain1. The King of love my Shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am His, And He is mine forever.2. Where streams of living water flow My ransomed soul He leadeth, And where the verdant pastures grow, With food celestial feedeth.3. Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed, But yet in love He sought me, And on His shoulder gently laid, And home, rejoicing, brought me.4. In death’s dark vale I fear no ill With You, dear Lord, beside me; Your rod and staff my comfort still, Your cross before to guide me.5. You spread a table in my sight; Your saving grace bestowing; And O what transport of delight From Your pure chalice flowing.6. And so through all the length of days Your goodness fails me never. Good Shepherd, may I sing Your praise Within Your house forever.