Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt/
hält mich in seine Hute :/:
Darinn mir gar nichts mangeln wird/
irgend an einem Gute.
Er giebt mir Weid ohn Unterlaß/
darauf wächst das wohl-schmeckend Graß
seines heilsamen Wortes.


The Lord is my faithful shepherd
and holds me in his care.
Therin I shall lack nothing,
not one single good thing.
He gives me pasture continuously
where grows the sweet-tasting grass
of his holy word.

Melody: Johann Walter, 1524, after a Bohemian Credo
Text: Wolfgang Meuslin alias Musculus (1497-1563), versification of Psalm 23 (Augsburg 1531/32)

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