The Shepherd's Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want;
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me beside the still waters;
He restoreth my soul.
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death,
I fear no evil;
For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup runneth 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.
The Pitying Father!
Like as a father pitieth his children
So the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.
For He knoweth our frame,
He remembereth that we are dust.
As for man, his days are as grass:
As the flower of the field so he flourisheth
For the wind passeth over it and it is gone
And the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting
Upon them that fear Him
And His righteousness unto children's children;
To such as keep His covenant,
And to those that remember His commandments
To do them.