After Psalm 23

What a shepherd, what a Saviour
I have found you, Lord, to be -
what a price you paid as ransom
on the cross, to set me free!

I will never lack refreshment:
For you tend me, like a sheep
and revive me in green pastures,
where the water's cool and deep.

Shall I lack a hand to guide me?
I'm restored and led by you
into paths of faithful justice,
proving that your name is true.

Source of ever-present comfort!
You can pierce my darkest hour
to dispel my bleak forebodings
and protect me by your power.

I shall never lack provision,
though my troubles may increase,
for the feast you spread before me
overflows with joy and peace.

Jesus, as your love and goodness
Spur me on through fleeting days
till I dwell with you for ever,
may you never lack my praise!


Emma Turl
© Emma Turl, admin. The Jubilate Group
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Suggested tunes: LOVE DIVINE (Stainer) or LOVE DIVINE (John Zundel) as 8-line verses

Alternative Version (also by Emma Turl)

What a Shepherd, what a Saviour
I have found you, Lord, to be -
what a price you paid as ransom
on the cross, to set me free!

I will never lack refreshment -
feeding in your pastures green,
resting when my soul is weary,
drinking from your quiet stream.

I will never lack your guidance -
you restore me when I stray
and you lead me, for your Name's sake,
in your true and righteous way.

I will never lack your comfort
even in my darkest hour,
for you promise to be with me
and protect me by your power.

I will never lack provision,
though my troubles may increase,
for in overflowing blessing
you supply your joy and peace.

I will never lack your presence,
for with goodness and with love
all my life you will surround me
till I dwell with you above.

What a Shepherd, what a Saviour,
Jesus Lamb of Calvary!
May you never lack my praises,
for you gave your life for me!