I Shall Not Want

Inspired by several other settings of Psalm 23, I decided to write my own.  As I worked on this piece, I was reassured in personal and powerful ways that truly, I need not want for anything as long as the Lord is my Shepherd.

Voicing: Duet (high and medium high voices), SSA divisi, or SATB
Accompaniment: Piano
Topics: Comfort, Exaltation, Gratitude, Hope, Jesus Christ, Trials

Lyrics: Rachel P. Mohlman, based on Psalm 23
Music: Rachel P. Mohlman




LYRICS


The Lord is my Shepherd.
The Lord is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.

He maketh me lie down in green pastures,
He leadeth me beside still waters,
He restoreth my soul,
He leadeth me. He leadeth me;
I shall not want.

The Lord is my Shepherd.
The Lord is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.

Thou preparest a table before me
Within presence of mine enemy;
Thou annointest my head;
My cup runneth over, runneth over;
I shall not want.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; I will fear no evil.
For thou art with me; For thou art with me!
Thou comfortest me; I shall not want.

The Lord is my Shepherd.
The Lord is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.

Surely goodness and mercy
Shall follow me all my life,
And I will dwell in the house, the house of the Lord,
Forever, forever, forever, forever;
I shall not want.

I shall not, I shall not want.