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.
without commentary…just allow the Lord to minister to your heart through David’s prayer, Psalm 23, and the soulful musical version uploaded to the blue Music Box:
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me 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 mine 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