Shepherd And Sheep



THE 23rd PSALM  is the best known and most quoted of all the 150 Psalm in the Bible. There are many poems and hymns based on it and as the subject for a sermon it never fails to encourage.  Sheep & Shepherds are universal and the love and tenderness shown by a Shepherd to each individual Sheep in his flock - presents a lovely picture of how God cares for each member of he Human Race. The PSALMIST - DAVID was a Shepherd which is why the Psalm is so natural and evocative.

 

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD - THEREFORE
ALL MY DAILY NEEDS ARE PROVIDED
YOU LEAD ME INTO LUSH GREEN PASTURES
AND QUIET POOLS FOR ME TO DRINK FROM. 

YOU RESTORE MY SOUL AND MY SPIRIT.
YOU ALWAYS LEAD ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
BECAUSE I AM A LAMB OF YOUR FLOCK
BECAUSE I AM A SHEEP OF YOUR PASTURE.

EVEN WHEN THE WAY GOES THROUGH
DEATH VALLEY - I AM NEVER AFRAID
YOUR PRESENCE AND A TOUCH FROM YOUR SHEPHERD'S
STAFF - ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL SECURE.

YOU SERVE A NOURISHING MEAL FOR ME
EVEN IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES
YOU SOOTH MY ACHES & PAINS WITH OIL
MY CUP OVERFLOWS WITH BLESSING.

YOUR GOODNESS AND MERCY ARE WITH ME
EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF MY LIFE
AND WHEN MY TIME COMES - YOU WILL TAKE ME
TO YOUR ETERNAL HOME IN HEAVEN FOR EVER ! 



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May 10, 2012