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.
April 30, 2020