7 sacred songs performed at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

'The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not Want'

Based off Psalm 23, which is one of the most famous biblical passages in popular culture, “The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not Want” was written in the 17th century by Francis Rous.

According to Andrew Remillard, the tune most associated with the hymn, known as Crimond, was added in the 1870s, or more than 200 years after the text was penned.

“It is named after the Crimond Church in the Aberdeenshire town of Crimond. It was composed by Jessie Irvine, who was the daughter of the pastor,” Remillard explained.

“David Grant later re-harmonized it for her. Grant served on a committee which was charged with assembling a new hymnal of metrical psalms and hymns. It was published in 1872 and was very successful with sales exceeding 70,000 copies.”

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