Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Lord is my Shepherd", Jessie Seymour Irvine (July 26, 1836-September 2, 1887), was born in Dunottar, Scotland and became famous as a composer and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Lord is my Shepherd
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Unknown
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Jessie Seymour Irvine (July 26, 1836 to September 2, 1887)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me down to lie"
First Publication Date: 1650
Lord is my Shepherd Lyrics
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me down to lie
In pastures green He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
His yoke is easy; His burden is light.
I've found it so; I've found it so.
He leadeth me by day and by night
Where living waters flow.
My soul crieth out: "Restore me again,
And give me the strength to take
The narrow path of righteousness,
E'en for His own Name's sake."
Yea, tho' I should walk the valley of death,
Yet why should I fear from ill?
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod
And staff me comfort still.