[Here are nine paraphrases and versions of Psalm 23.]
Love, you shepherd me;
generously, you place my life in my hands.
You rest me in the meadow of your presence,
I drink from the gentle brook of your peace.
You are my next breath, and the next.
You are my path, my steps.
The way to life leads through death;
you go there, and I willingly follow you,
your presence beside me,
your wisdom before me.
Despite my fears and doubts this life is a feast.
You embrace me with such love,
feed me with such delight.
Your goodness and mercy shadow me;
and with every breath
I am returned again and again to you.
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