Shepherd me O God, beyond my wants, beyond my fears, from death into life God is my shepherd, so nothing shall I want, I rest in the meadows of faithfulness and love, I walk by the quiet waters of peace.
Gently you raise me and heal my weary soul, you lead me by pathways of righteousness and truth, my spirit shall sing the music of your name.
Though I shall wander the valley of death, I fear no evil, for you are at my side, your rod and your staff,
my comfort and my hope.
You have set me a banquet of love in the face of hatred, crowning me with love beyond my power to hold.
Surely your kindness and mercy follow me all the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of my God for evermore.
Music and adapted lyrics by Marty Haugen, GIA Music Publishers 1986