The Lord's my Shepherd – Archer

Notes
A setting of the traditional words by Malcolm Archer, until recently Organist and Master of the Choristers at St. Paul’s Cathedral, to the tune Brother James’ Air.

Also suitable as a hymn (but with the traditional tune)

Duration
To follow.

Forces required
EITHER Organ and Soprano
OR Organ and Choir

Title
The Lord’s My Shepherd by Malcolm Archer (b.1952)
Text
1. 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.

2. My soul He doth restore again,
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
E'en for His own Name's sake.

3. Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill,
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod
And staff me comfort still.

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

5. Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me,
And in God's house forevermore
My dwellingplace shall be.

Words Psalm 23 from the Scottish Psalter (1650)
Music traditional, arranged Malcolm Archer