HELP! The Lord is my Shepherd

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Seedhouse, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    I have a music presentation TOMORROW, in which i'm looking at the word setting of the Lord is my Shepherd! Just a little task, nothing that's going towards my A level grade, but I still want to do my best!
    I've got to look at the words used in the psalm- is there anyone who can provide me with them??? I've found various conflicting words on the t'internet, can anyone provide me with the official ones???

    *still in mass panic*
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

  3. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

  4. cornetkate

    cornetkate Member

    The answer hopefully to the Lord is my Shepherd

    Hi Alex

    don't get in too much of a panic I believe it is psalm 23, so you'd be better starting there than looking for conflicting info on the net.

    Need any more help give me a shout.

    Hope that helps :)

  5. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    Cheers Naruco and Kate :)
    I've been using google, but they're so many conflicting versions I get confused! :oops:
    Right, i've got the words now so i'm on the right track! :D
    Hopefully get this done before 8 o' clock now! :)
  6. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    These are the most commonly used words, taken from the Scot*tish Psal*ter, 1650.

    Most often sung to Crimond ( 8,6,8,6 or Common Metre)

    The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want.
    He makes me down to lie
    In pastures green; He leadeth me
    The quiet waters by.

    My soul He doth restore again;
    And me to walk doth make
    Within the paths of righteousness,
    Even for His own Name’s sake.

    Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
    Yet will I fear no ill;
    For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
    And staff my comfort still.

    My table Thou hast furnishèd
    In presence of my foes;
    My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
    And my cup overflows.

    Goodness and mercy all my life
    Shall surely follow me;
    And in God’s house forevermore
    My dwelling place shall be.

    And I have to say I got 3 verses of that from memory....
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    You will find all sorts of variations in the wording, due to the various translations and the need to adjust the words to fit the metre or the type of music being used. There is another metrical setting in common use, which starts: "The King of love my shepherd is", whilst the words set for the Vicar of Dibley tune are slightly different again, but all versions retain the basic elements and ideas found in the original psalm.
  8. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    That's impressive, BMB!