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.
                                                  Psalm 23


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
      to 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.
                                                     Psalm 103

A Song of Encouragement

God is our refuge and strength,
   A very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear though the earth be removed,
   Though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
   Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled,
   Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of           God,
   The holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
   God shall help her, and that right early.
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved;
   He uttered his voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
   The God of Jacob is our refuge.

Come behold the works of the Lord
   What desolations he hath made in the earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;
   He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;
   He burneth the chariot in the fire.
"Be still, and know that I am God.
   I will be exalted among the heathen,
   I will be exalted in the earth."
The Lord of hosts is with us;
   The God of Jacob is our refuge.
                                          Psalm 46