The 23rd Psalm, especially, it seems, the King James Version, is a source of comfort and prayer for Christians throughout the centuries and throughout the world. It is good to have in our memory bank in times of need. This Good Shepherd Sunday, Easter IV, is a good time to read it once again, and even memorize it, if we haven’t already.
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’ sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.
King James Version (1979 Book of Common Prayer on page 476)