The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want;
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil;
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the
I will never forget how I sat on a sick woman’s hospital bed, held her in my arms, and read this psalm to her. She had been shaking with fear but calmed down and whispered the words along with me and seemed more relaxed and peaceful afterwards.
Have you had an encounter with this beautiful psalm that brought you or someone else deep comfort?