It is one most of us are familiar with, is it not?
A Psalm of David. The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads 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 You [are] with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever. [Psa 23:1-6 NKJV]
This set of verses is one that all of the girls memorized several years ago and it is one that brings much comfort when meditated upon. Miss J often is heard to be singing these verse and really enjoys it when we sing it in worship. I enjoy it as well.
As the holiday season comes to it’s peak, may the Lord be your shepherd and may you find the peace that he has prepared for us in His house forever.
The Lord’s My Shepherd
lyrics: Psalm 23 (arr. unknown; varies by publication)
music: John Campbell
1 The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want;
he makes me down to lie
in pastures green; he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.
2 My soul he doth restore again,
and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness,
e’en for his own name’s sake.
3 Yea, though I walk through death’s dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill,
for thou art with me; and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.
4 My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes;
my head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.
5 Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me;
and in God’s house forevermore
my dwelling place shall be.