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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Because the Lord is My Shepherd

Ever since we sang this song last weekend at Mass during the feast of the Good Shepherd, I've been singing it everyday during my quiet time. And bless His heart, God has been waking me up extra early. Early enough to have time to sing all four verses.

It is such a sweet song based on Psalm 23. It moves me so. I told my dear, dear friend A from the choir about how I love this song and she agreed that it was a gem. A song between you and God. Perfect for quiet time.

Because the Lord is My Shepherd

Because the Lord is my shepherd
I have everything I need
He lets me rest in the meadow and leads me
To the quiet streams
He restores my soul and He leads me
In the paths that are right

Lord, You are my shepherd
You are my friend
I want to follow You always
Just to follow my friend

And when the road leads to darkness
I shall walk there unafraid
Even when death is close, I have courage
For Your help is there
You are close beside me with comfort
You are guiding my way

In love You make me a banquet
For my enemies to see
You make me welcome, pouring down honor
From Your mighty hand
And this joy fills me with gladness
It is too much to bear

Your goodness always is with me
And Your mercy I know
Your loving kindness strengthens me always
As I go through life
I shall dwell in Your presence forever
Giving praise to Your name

Lord, You are my shepherd
You are my friend
I want to follow You always
Just to follow my friend


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