Lyrics and Information
Words by Henry Baker (1821-1877), based on Psalm 23Tune: ST. COLUMBA, an Irish MelodyKey signature: E flat major (3 sharps)Meter: 188.8.131.52Public 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; Thy rod and staff my comfort still, Thy cross before to guide me.5. Thou spread’st a table in my sight; Thine unction grace bestoweth; And O what transport of delight With which my cup o’erfloweth!6. And so through all the length of days Thy goodness faileth never; Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise Within Thy house forever.