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THE TWENTY-THIRD PSALM, by            
First Line: The god of love my shepherd is
Last Line: So neither shall my praise.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE God of love my Shepherd is,
And he that doth me feed:
While he is mine, and I am his,
What can I want or need?

He leads me to the tender grasse,
Where I both feed and rest;
Then to the streams that gently passe:
In both I have the best.

Or, if I stray, he doth convert,
And bring my minde in frame:
And all this not for my desert,
But for his holy name.

Yea, in deaths shadie black abode
Well may I walk, not fear;
For thou art with me, and thy rod
To guide, thy staffe to bear.

Nay, thou dost make me sit and dine,
Ev'n in my enemies sight:
My head with oyl, my cup with wine,
Runnes over day and night.

Surely thy sweet and wondrous love
Shall measure all my dayes;
And, as it never shall remove,
So neither shall my praise.





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