Psalm 23

Beloved, you shepherd me gently.
         You free me from desires.
You bid me lie down in green pastures.
         You lead me beside calm waters.
You revive the breath within my breath.
         You guide me in the paths of harmony
         for the sake of your delight.

O, though I walk through deepest canyons
         shadowed by death
I fear no evil
         for you are with me.
Your shepherd’s staff, your steady hand,
         they comfort me.

In the face of what I fear
         you provide a feast for me.
Your blessing is a long, warm shower.
         My plate is full.
Surely goodness and mercy will companion me
         all my days,
and I will dwell in your intimate presence
         every moment of my life.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

April 30, 2020

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