The Lord Is My Shepherd

By Calvin Hart

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want,
He provides all that I shall need.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures,
He leadeth me beside the still waters,
He is my Savior indeed.

He restoreth my soul with the waters of life,
With love, and everlasting peace.
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake,
My fears and troubles shall all cease.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
And into the grave I go,
I will fear no evil, for thou art with me,
Lord and Master, keeper of my soul.

Thy Rod and Thy Staff, they comfort me,
In Thy strength I place my trust.
For I am sheltered in the arms of God,
Safe from the wicked, and unjust.

Thou preparest a table before me, In the presence of mine enemies,
And I shall not be afraid.
Thou anoinest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
Thy blessings fall upon me each day.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
All the days of my life,
A life that shall never end.
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever,
In Christ Holy name, Amen

Special thanks to Calvin Hart for this poem.  Calvin's poems are not only insightful but heartfelt as well. Calvin's book "Poems of Praise" can be found online at Tate Publishing and I hope you enjoy it!

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