The Lord Is My Shepherd

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Description

Level: Easy
Grade K-2 Children's Choir (or Easy Access anthem for Grade 3-6 - or ANY age choir) for unison treble voices and keyboard OR violin/guitar (chord chart provided)
• Text: Psalm 23, adapted by Carol Mc,Clure
• Composer: Carol Mc,Clure
• Worship Use: General/Baptism
• Vocal Range: e to b
• Key: e minor
• Meter: 6/8
• Accompanying Instrument(s): piano or keyboard OR violin and guitar

Description: The Lord Is My Shepherd, composed for our Viva Voce curriculum, is an anthem reminiscent of a folk dance. Set in a harmonic minor key, accelerating to the end, this anthem provides opportunities to teach choristers to sing melodic minor scales and to differentiate between the emphases on beat 1 and beat 4 in 6/8 time.

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The Lord is my shepherd; He takes care of me.
The Lord is my shepherd; I’ll follow where He leads.
Beside the quiet water or through the green field,
The Lord is my shepherd; I’ll follow where He leads.
I never will fear for He knows all my needs;
The Lord is my shepherd; I’ll follow where He leads.