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ON THE TWENTY-THIRD PSALM, by                    
First Line: In pastures green? Not always; sometimes he
Last Line: "why, in his wisdom, he hath led me so"
Variant Title(s): He Leadeth Me
Subject(s): Bible;religion; Theology

In "pastures green"? Not always; sometimes He
Who knoweth best, in kindness leadeth me
In weary ways, where heavy shadows be.

And by "still waters"? No, not always so;
Ofttimes the heavy tempests round me blow,
And o'er my soul the waves and billows go.

But when the storm beats loudest, and I cry
Aloud for help, the Master standeth by,
And whispers to my soul, "Lo, it is I."

So, where He leads me, I can safely go,
And in the blest hereafter I shall know,
Why, in His wisdom, He hath led me so.

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