Psalm of the Shepherd
Psalm 23 ~ My Good Shepherd
The Lord is my shepherd; The great Lord of All is mine and I am His!
I shall not want, because He supplies my every need and His treasures are abundant and infinite.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He walks beside me! The grass is green and soft underfoot and I am fully at peace.
He leads me beside still waters. I breathe the air, fresh, deep, and clean.
He restores my soul; time with Him refreshes and makes me whole.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness; For His name’s sake. He teaches me along the way. May my life bring Him glory!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, though there is darkness all around me,
I will fear no evil; for You are with me, I never have to be afraid.
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You are my protection and Your correction is for my good; I can trust You. You will never humiliate or embarrass me, no matter the mess I’ve made.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. It is a peaceful place, because You are there. Though the world is dark, You sit beside me and serve all that I need to live an abundant life.
You anoint my head with oil; Your spirit is on me and I am chosen and set apart as Your child.
My cup runs over and I am filled with joy in Your presence.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; Your light flows through me and all my household will abide in Your great love.
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. I choose you, Jesus, and you have chosen me. We are family; together forever – even until the end of time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you my Good Shepherd!