He Restores

(Psalm 23)

When weary or discouraged,
Or sunk in deep despair,
I find my help in Jesus,
He's my Shepherd, He does care.
In green pastures He will feed me,
And where peaceful waters roll
He has promised He will lead me,
He restores, yes, He restores,
My weak and fainting soul.

He will guide my faltering footsteps
In the paths of righteousness;
Not because of my poor efforts -
He imparts His Holiness;
And only His Blessed Spirit
Makes possible this goal.
He restores, yes, He restores,
My consecrated soul.

When I walk through sunless valleys
No evil will I fear,
For He is there beside me
And His staff is always near
To comfort and support me
As He guides me to His fold.
He restores, yes, He restores,
My simple, trusting soul.

He prepares a feast of blessings
And anoints me with His joy
His never-failing mercies
Shall my ceaseless praise employ
And in My Shepherd's presence
While eternal ages roll,
He'll restore, yes, He'll restore,
My glad, immortal soul.

Honoria A. Groves