God Alone may Lead my Spirit (Psalm 23)

This hymn by American liturgist and composer Tom Conry (b 1951) is based on Psalm 23, although it is not a direct translation of the original text.

Sheet music is available from OCP Publcations, for purchase and immediate download.


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Lead singer and congregation - with piano and guitar:

Small band, professionally produced:


The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here.   The song starts with a four-line chorus, and this is repeated after each of the four verses. A rough outline is:
God alone may lead my spirit
Far away from want and fear,
For the Lord is my true shepherd
And I know that the Lord is near.

1 I am led beside God's peaceful water ...

2 Though I wander the valley of dying ...

3 You have spread your banquet before me ...

4 Only mercy and goodness pursue me ...

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