'The Lord is my Shepherd' is a choral piece written for SATB. The piece was written as a dedication to the memory of a close family friend. The piece was premiered at the Peabody Conservatory in Griswold Hall and was conducted by Steven M. Crino.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
and i will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
- Psalm 23
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