Today’s Psalm 23 interpretation will be the final one of this brief series. It was written by English essayist and poet, Joseph Addison (1672-1719). It would be marvelous to hear this put to a fitting melody and sung by a mighty host!
The Lord my pasture shall prepare,
And feed me with a Shepherd’s care;
His presence shall my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye;
My noonday walks He will attend
And all my midnight hours defend.
Though in the paths of death I read,
With gloomy horrors overspread,
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
For Thou, O lord! are with me still;
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,
And guide me through the dreadful shade.
Please share any other versions, poetic or otherwise, of Psalm 23, if not included here.