The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll not Want
In the Word
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 KJV
Of the Word
The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want;
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
Psalm 23, a favorite of many people, is the basis for this hymn. In verse one, the Shepherd meets the needs of the flock by providing the nourishment of green pastures. Thirst is quenched at quiet waters where the sheep can drink their fill.
The psalmist and the poet remind us that the Lord, our Good Shepherd, is with us at all stages of our lives. He comforts us and restores us. He daily provides for us and watches over every facet of our days. He is with us even in our final days. He takes us to our forever home in heaven.
“Goodness and mercy all my life Shall surely follow me; And in God’s house forevermore My dwelling place shall be.”
Walking with my Lord
Loving Shepherd, I, Your wayward lamb, have too often gone my own way when I should have followed You. Please forgive and restore me. Give me faith to follow wherever You will lead. In Your trustworthy name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Joyful, Joyful. Rev. Larry and Shari Miller, authors. 18/31. Hymn Text: LSB 710. ©2011 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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