“We preach Christ crucified”
1 Corinthians 1:23

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23
2007 Samuel House Ministries 

This is a wonderful psalm to sing.  Can you hear my husband beating on his little bongo drums in the background?  Originally, we recorded these songs without any intention of sharing them with anyone; we used a tiny palm-sized cassette tape recorder because I don’t know how to write music and we wanted to try and save them somehow.  There is a moment (right after the word “pastures” where I pause to wipe something off my face (but my husband keeps pounding away).  I always laugh when I hear it.  Also, I consider the part where I slip into falsetto, singing “for His namesake” (and yodel a bit) to be the moment when I feel “the anointing” that thrills me every time I sing it.  Soon after putting these verses to music, I did experience “the valley of the shadow of death.”  I feared no evil, He was with me, and His rod (the Word) and His staff (the Holy Spirit) did indeed comfort me.

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me lie down in green pastures
He leads me beside the still waters
And He restores my soul, He restores my soul

He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name sake, for His name sake
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I fear no evil, for Thou art with me
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me

You prepare a table before me
In the presence of all of my enemies
You have anointed my head with oil
My cup overflows

Surely goodness and lovingkindness
Shall follow me all the days of my life
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever and ever and ever