Shepherd of the Sheep


Tune: Divine Mysteries

('Sweet Sacrament divine')

Psalm 23 v.1-4


The LORD is my Shepherd

He listened to me, heard

I shall not want, for He

My sure provider be

He leads me over hill and dale

And too over each mount and vale

Secure, part of His fold

He shall His sheep still hold


He makes me to lie down

In green pastures, not brown

Pastures, tender grass green

Lush fields here are seen

He leads me beside still waters

Waters of rest, He me assures

Of His presence by grace

I view the Shepherd's face


He restores my soul, He

Leads me in the paths, see

Of righteousness, it for

His name's sake evermore

Paths good and right, not dangerous

His compassion, care unto us

Help us to follow on

Good Shepherd, God's own Son


Though I walk through valley

Of shadow of death, he

Is with me,  I will fear

No evil, He is near

His rod and staff do me comfort

The sheep gone astray He has sought

Solace and strength He brings

To Him creation sings

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 16th, 2021 02:09
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in 6686 8866 metre.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 13
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  • Neville

    I am mightily impressed with the new twist you hung around the shoulders of the old classic Mr. O ............ N 🙂

    • orchidee

      Thanks Neville. Hope I've not 'murdered' the Psalm, as I've heard that ghastly expression spoken!

    • Goldfinch60

      Very good one Orchi.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Gold.

      • spilleronsheet

        God bless all souls…well crafted….

        • orchidee

          Thanks S.

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