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Valleys of Green

Dan Schutte
Based on Psalm 23 Keyboard accompaniment by Bob Harrold

INTRO Gently, with rubato (q = ca. 92)


C# 7 ø F#
#
D Bm Bm7/A

& # 43 ˙œ ˙ œ
œ ˙˙ œ œ # œœœ œ˙ . ˙
œ˙ . ˙
˙.
œ ˙ œ ˙.

SAMPLE
Keyboard

? # # 43 ˙ ˙ ˙.
œ œ œ ˙. ˙.
œ

##
G C maj9 Em Asus4 A

& œ œ œ œ œœ ˙˙
˙˙œ
œ œœ̇ œœ ˙˙˙˙ œ œ œ
rit.

? ## œ j œ
˙ œ nœ œ œ œ ˙
nœ. œ

% REFRAIN
## P
Soprano
a tempo
& œ
œ
˙œ œ œœ œ ˙˙ œœ œœ ˙˙ ˙˙ .. œœ ˙˙
Alto
O Lord, ev - er be my shep - herd; noth - ing

? ## œ ˙ œ œ ˙ #œ œ ˙ ˙. œ ˙
Baritone
P a tempo

% C# 7 ø F#
## D Bm Bm7/A
œ ˙
G

& ˙ œ ˙ œ œ ˙˙œ œ œ œœ œ˙ . ˙ ˙˙ .. œœœ ˙˙


œ ˙ #œ ˙.
P a tempo

? ## ˙ ˙ ˙ œ ˙. œ
œ œ œ œ ˙ œ œ œ
© 1971, 1974, 2007, Daniel L. Schutte. Published by OCP, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved.

Parts for Violin I & II (edition 70588-Z3) are available online. Visit ocp.org.

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VALLEYS OF GREEN (Keyboard/Choral), cont. (2)

# ˙
& # ˙ œ ˙. ˙ œ œ œ œ œ ˙ œ
˙ œœ œ œ ˙ œ œ œ œ œ œ ˙ œ ˙ œ
more shall I want. You lead me a - long the path of

? ## ˙ œ œ ˙. ˙ œ œ œ œ ˙ œ ˙ œ

SAMPLE
Em7 A7 D/F # Asus4 A D D/C # Bm Bm7/A G
## œœ ˙ œœ ˙˙
& œ œ ˙œ . œ ˙ œ œœœ œœœ œ ˙˙ œœ œœ
˙˙œ œ œ œ ˙ œ
œ œ œ
? ## œ œ œ
œœ œ ˙ œ œœ œ œ
œ œ ˙ œ œ œœ œ œ œ
œ
œ
1-4
## rit. to Verses
& ˙. ˙˙ œœ ˙˙ ˙˙ Œ Œ
˙. œœ œœ ˙˙ ..
right, ac - cord - ing to your word.

? ## ˙ . ˙ œ ˙ œ ˙ œ ˙. Œ Œ
rit.

F #m
1-4
Bm7 Em Em7/A D Asus4 A
## to Verses
& ˙ ˙˙ .. œ
˙˙˙ œœ ˙˙ . œ ˙˙˙˙ œœœ ˙˙ ... œ˙ œ
œ ˙. ˙ ˙
œ œ
rit.
? ## œ œ œ
œ
œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ
œ œ ˙
œ
Final
## rit. U Fine
& Œ ∑ ∑ ∑ Œ Œ
˙˙ .. ˙˙
word.

? ## ˙ . ˙ U
Œ ∑ ∑ ∑ Œ Œ
rit.
Final
D Bm C U A7sus4 D
## œœœ ‰ j ˙ Fine
& œ œ ˙˙ œ œ ˙œ n œ œ œ ˙˙ œ œ œ œ ggg ˙˙
œœ ˙ œ œ œ œ œœ œ œ
U
œœ ˙
rit.
? ## œ œ œ
œœ œ ˙ œ n˙
œ ˙ œ œ œ ggg
gg ˙
œ nœ œ
VALLEYS OF GREEN (Keyboard/Choral), cont. (3)

VERSES
a tempo
## F
& œœ œœ œœ ˙˙ œœ œœ ˙˙ ˙˙ ..
œ
1. To fol - low the path be - side you;
2. If ev - er I walk in dark - ness,

SAMPLE
3. A ban - quet you set be - fore me,
4. Your love will be al - ways with me,

? ## œ œ œ ˙ #œ œ ˙ ˙.
œ
F
a tempo

C# 7 ø F #7
## D Bm Bm7/A

& œ ˙˙ .. ˙˙ œ
œ ˙ œ œ œ # œœœ œœ
œ
˙˙
˙
œœ œ œ
œ
œœ
œ
F
? ## œ
a tempo

œ œ ˙ ˙. œ
œ œ œ ˙

##
& œœ œœ ˙œ . ˙ œœ
œœ œœ œœ ˙˙ ˙ œ œ
1. noth - ing more shall I want. In
2. noth - ing more would I fear; for
3. un - der the eyes of my foes. And
4. ev - ’ry day of my life. My

œ
? ## œ œ œ œ œ œ œ ˙. ˙

##
G Em7 A7 Dsus4 D Asus4 A

&
œ ˙˙ .. ˙˙œ œ œœ œ
œ œ˙˙ .. œ œ
˙˙
œ œ
œ
˙
? ## œ œ
˙ œ j ˙
œ ˙ œ. œ œ œ
VALLEYS OF GREEN (Keyboard/Choral), cont. (4)

# ˙
& # œœ œœ œœ œ œ œœ ˙˙ œœ ˙˙ . œ ˙˙ œœ
1. val - leys of green you let me lie; to
2. there at my side Πyou will stand. Your
3. o - ver my head you pour your oil; my
4. home it will be with - in your house, my

SAMPLE
œ œ œ ˙ œ ˙ œ ˙. ˙ œ
? ##

D D/C # Bm Bm7/A G F #m7 Bm7


# œ œ œ̇ œ œœœ ˙˙ œœœ j
& # œœœ œœ œœ ˙ ˙ œœœ ..
. œœœ œœ œœœ ˙˙
œ ˙ œœ
œ
œ œ œ œ
? ## œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ
œ œ œ œ

## rit. D.S.
& ˙˙ œœ œœ n œœ œœ ˙˙ .. a ˙˙ .. ˙˙ .. ˙˙
1. rest - ful wa - ters you lead me.
2. staff will give me cour - age.
3. cup is flow - ing o - ver.
4. Lord, to - day and ev - er.

? ## ˙ œ ˙. ˙. ˙. ˙
œ œ œ
rit.

Em7/G C maj9 Em7 A Em7 Asus4 A


## œ ˙˙ œœœ ˙˙ D.S.
& œœ œœœ œœœ œœœ œœœ œœœ œœ œ œ œ ˙ ˙ œ œ ˙˙
œ œ œ
œ œ
œ
rit.

? ## œ œ œ
œ œ œ œ œ œ œ ˙
nœ œ œ œ œ
Valleys of Green
(Guitar/Vocal)
Based on Psalm 23 Dan Schutte

C # ø7
INTRO Gently, with rubato (q = ca. 92)
F#
## 3
D Bm Bm7/A

& 4 œ œ ˙ œ ˙
˙ œ œ ˙

SAMPLE
œ
(Keyboard)

##
G Cmaj9 Em Asus4 A
rit.
& œ œ œ œ œ œ œ
˙ ˙ ˙

% REFRAIN D C # ø7 F# Bm Bm7/A
## P a tempo
& ˙ œ œ ˙ œ œ ˙ ˙.
œ
O Lord, ev - er be my shep - herd;

D/F #
##
G Em7 A7 Asus4 A

& œ œ ˙. œ œ œ
œ ˙ ˙
noth - ing more shall I want. You

D/C # F #m
##
D Bm Bm7/A G

œ œ œ ˙ œ ˙ œ ˙.
&
lead me a - long the path of right,

1-4
Bm7 Em Em7/A D Asus4 A
## rit. to Verses
& ˙ œ ˙ ˙ Œ Œ
œ œ ˙.
ac - cord - ing to your word.

Final

U
D Bm C A7sus4 D
## rit. Fine
& Œ ∑ ∑ ∑ Œ Œ
˙. ˙
word.

© 1971, 1974, 2007, Daniel L. Schutte. Published by OCP, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved.
VALLEYS OF GREEN (Guitar/Vocal), cont. (2)

C # ø7
VERSES
F #7
## F
a tempo D Bm Bm7/A

& œ œ œ ˙ œ œ ˙ ˙.
œ
1. To fol - low the path be - side you;
2. If ev - er I walk in dark - ness,
3. A ban - quet you set be - fore me,

SAMPLE
4. Your love will be al - ways with me,

##
G Em7 A7 Dsus4 D Asus4 A

& œ ˙ œ œ œ ˙ œ œ œ
œ œ
1. noth - ing more shall I want. In
2. noth - ing more would I fear; for
3. un - der the eyes of my foes. And
4. ev - ’ry day of my life. My

D/C # F #m7
##
D Bm Bm7/A G Bm7

& œ œ œ ˙ œ ˙ œ ˙. ˙ œ
1. val - leys of green you let me lie; to
2. there at my side Πyou will stand. Your
3. o - ver my head you pour your oil; my
4. home it will be with - in your house, my

Em7/G Cmaj9 Em7 A Em7 Asus4 A


## rit. D.S.
& ˙ œ œ œ œ ˙. ˙. ˙. œ œ
1. rest - ful wa - ters you lead me.
2. staff will give me cour - age.
3. cup is flow - ing o - ver.
4. Lord, to - day and ev - er.
Valleys of Green
Many people love Psalm 23 and its central, reassuring image of God as being the
one who shepherds and guides our lives. Some will recognize this piece as a re-

SAMPLE
incarnation of a previously published song. The text has been updated and a new
keyboard accompaniment has been written, while the original character and theme
remain. The prayer in this setting directly addresses God, seeking the Lord’s
protection and guidance. The mood is one of quiet, gentle reassurance.
Originally, the piece was scored for guitar accompaniment, but a keyboard part
has been included in print for the first time, for those who might not have a guitarist
available. If a guitar is used, the gentle character of the piece suggests using a
fingerpicking pattern rather than a strumming rhythm. Guitar and piano can work
well together if one takes the lead and the other simply provides color and
ornamentation.
This new arrangement includes SAB parts, so it can be a choral piece, if desired.
The verses can be sung by a soloist or by choir with the assembly joining on the
refrain. Because of its length, this is an ideal Communion hymn for funeral liturgies
and is also very appropriate for wake services and memorials. With the extended
refrain, it would not be a good responsorial psalm.
Parts for Violin I & II (edition 70588-Z3) are available online. Visit ocp.org.
Assembly Edition
VALLEYS OF GREEN
Dan Schutte

# Refrain
3
& #4 ˙ œ œ ˙ œ œ ˙ ˙. œ
œ ˙
O Lord, ev - er be my shep - herd; noth - ing
## ˙
& ˙ œ œ ˙. ˙ œ œ œ œ œ ˙ œ

SAMPLE
more shall I want. You lead me a - long the path of
##
& ˙. ˙ œ ˙ ˙ Œ Œ
œ œ ˙.
right, ac - cord - ing to your word.
#
& #
Verses

œ œ œ ˙ œ œ ˙ ˙.
œ
1. To fol - low the path be - side you;
2. If ev - er I walk in dark - ness,
3. A ban - quet you set be - fore me,
4. Your love will be al - ways with me,
#
& # œ ˙ œ œ ˙. ˙ œ
œ œ
1. noth - ing more shall I want. In
2. noth - ing more would I fear; for
3. un - der the eyes of my foes. And
4. ev - ’ry day of my life. My
# ˙
& # œ œ œ œ ˙ œ ˙. ˙ œ
1. val - leys of green you let me lie; to
2. there at my side Πyou will stand. Your
3. o - ver my head you pour your oil; my
4. home it will be with - in your house, my
## to Refrain

& ˙ œ œ œ œ ˙. ˙. ˙. ˙
1. rest - ful wa - ters you lead me.
2. staff will give me cour - age.
3. cup is flow - ing o - ver.
4. Lord, to - day and ev - er.

Text: Based on Psalm 23. Text and music © 1971, 1974, 2007, Daniel L. Schutte.
Published by OCP, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved.

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