Psalm 23 will be read today in many churches, and probably sung as well. Here at the blog, as I always say, we have not yet run out of hymns derived from those well-loved verses.
You are my Shepherd, you know all my needs,
And I am blest;
By quiet streams, in pastures green, you lead
And make me rest.
My soul you save, and for your own Name’s sake
You guide my feet the paths of right to take.
Though in death’s vale and shadow be my way
I fear no ill,
For you are near, your rod and staff my stay
And comfort still.
My table you have spread before my foes,
My head you will anoint, my cup o’erflows.
The goodness and the mercy that have e'er
Upon me shone
Shall surely follow me through all the way
Till life is done;
And ever my Creator's house shall be
My dwelling place through all eternity.
The Psalter, 1912; alt.
Tune: SANDON (10.4.10.4.10.10)
Charles H. Purday, 1857
Nine (Liturgical) Years Ago: My Shepherd, you supply my need
Eight (Liturgical) Years Ago: Since God is my Shepherd
Seven (Liturgical) Years Ago: Thou art my Shepherd
Six (Liturgical) Years Ago: I shall not want: in deserts wild
Five (Liturgical) Years Ago: Beside the still waters
Four (Liturgical) Years Ago: My Shepherd, you will hold me
Even more paraphrases and adaptations can be found by clicking the "Psalm 23" tag at the very bottom of this post.