A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord


  1. Ana P. Rose · January 3, 2017

    What a beautiful song. 🙂


  2. Wendy · January 11, 2017

    Beautiful Larry.. Thank you for sharing this! Sorry I’ve not been across for a while and hope you are well? Happy New Year and I wish you a magical 2017 x

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    • larrypaulbrown · January 11, 2017

      Thanks Wendy. Welcome back, I missed seeing your name pop up on my screen. Best wishes to you also for 2017.

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      • Wendy · January 11, 2017

        Thanks Larry – good to be back! xx


  3. Timi Townsend · January 26, 2017

    I read this Psalm at my mother’s funeral, as she had requested before her death. I choked up a couple of times. I love this sung version. Thank you! ❤

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  4. larrypaulbrown · January 26, 2017

    Yeah, gives me great comfort.


  5. Timi Townsend · January 30, 2017

    Larry, I want to let you know that I nominated your blog for an award. You can read about it here:

    I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate what you writ

    Liked by 1 person

    • larrypaulbrown · January 30, 2017

      Thank you Timi. I appreciate your nomination and that you feel I am worthy but, like you, I don’t follow rules very well and don’t usually get involved in awards.

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      • Timi Townsend · January 30, 2017

        Totally understandable, Larry. Just from having to go through the rigmarole of this one, I think that I won’t get involved in any others! 😛

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      • larrypaulbrown · January 30, 2017

        Understandable. I did just one awhile back.

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  6. rlseaton · January 30, 2017

    I found your blog through Timi Townsend. I used to listen to Keith Green all the time. Such a beautiful rendition. Thank you for sharing it!

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    • larrypaulbrown · January 30, 2017

      Thanks. I listen to it every day. As a child, 23 psalm was the “funeral” verse. Now I find it very uplifting

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      • rlseaton · January 30, 2017

        When I truly ponder the words, and the promises in them, I am blown away by such love and care of God to us in Christ Jesus, the Great Shepherd. Thanks again!

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  7. Ann Coleman · March 19, 2017

    Very nice! I don’t know why I didn’t see this post, but maybe I wasn’t following you then?

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  8. Suze · May 31, 2017

    During my first heart attack I kept repeating this over and over while being transported to the ED…I didn’t know I was doing so. The EMT’s made a note of it. It’s funny (not funny ha ha, funny odd) that you mentioned it used to be thought the funeral psalm.

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