Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Psalm Of Life

My Shepherd

The Lord is my Shepherd – protection;
He makes me to lie down in green pastures – abundance;
He leads me beside the still waters – peace.

He restores my soul – healing;
He leads me in paths of righteousness – guidance
For His name’s sake – purpose.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death – experience,
I will fear no evil – confidence;
For You are with me – omnipresence;
Your rod and your staff they comfort me – instruction.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies – provision;
You anoint my head with oil – consecration;
My cup runs over – joy.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life – assurance;
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever – eternal life.


‘Psalm 23’ adapted by: Ralph O’Day
artwork: ‘My Shepherd’
artist: Sheri Doty

12 comments:

  1. Happy Sunday to you, dear Adrienne. I was so happy to see you this morning. Sunday is my favorite day of the week.

    And, Psalm 23 is so wonderful. We've known and drawn comfort from the truth in the words since we were small children. The Psalm is like a security blanket.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Psalm 23 is so comforting and peaceful to all of us. Like Beverly said, a security blanket.

    Thanks so much for your sweet visit this morning. I also wanted to tell you that your blog loads very fast....no problems here.

    I hope you'll come see me again soon, dear friend.
    Love, bj

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  3. OOPS...just me again..:O)
    Could you tell me how to put a photo at the bottom of my posts..like your pretty cup??

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  4. Thank you for this lovely post...it is indeed a Psalm of Life!!!

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  5. Not seen the 23rd Psalm done like that before. Certainly true. Thank you.

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  6. Thanks to you, dear one, I now have one of my favorite fall photos at the bottom of my page.
    Funny, but in all this time, I never noticed that window at the bottom of layout until you told me about it. Thanks again...:)

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  7. Dear Adrienne,
    It is always a great comfort to know and be reminded as I read this wonderful Psalm that the Lord is with me as I walk through the valley!
    Thank you for sharing comforting and encouraging Truth!
    Blessings from the Cabin,
    Claudia O.

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  8. Hi Adrienne
    I love Psalm 23 and remember learning it as a child. I've never seen it with those words beside. So encouraging.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  9. Beautiful, Adrienne, thanks for your sweet visit.

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  10. Thank you for stopping in and your sweet comments. I hope that you are feeling better. Hope to see you at Deepwood again soon. Take good care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs, Martha

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  11. I think this Psalm carries alot of us back to childhood and Sunday School. I think it must have been one of the first vs I ever learned.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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