Psalm 23: God is my Shepherd, so Nothing Shall I Want

Today I celebrated the life and legacy of my friend Ann’s mom.  Angeline Yelich was loved very much.  Her husband, children, and grandchildren shared stories, laughter, and many tears as they reflected on who she was.

During the Funeral Mass we sang the 23rd Psalm.  The words were a little different from the versions I’m used to, and they were just perfect for the day.

Perhaps you are weary, sad, or feeling lost.

May these words bring you comfort.

Peaceful pond

God is my shepherd, so nothing shall I want,
I rest in the meadows of faithfulness and love,
I walk by the quiet waters of peace.

Gently you raise me and heal my weary soul,
You lead me by pathways of righteousness and truth,
My spirit shall sing the music of your name.

Though I should wander the valley of death,
I fear no evil, for you are at my side, your rod and your staff,
My comfort and my hope.

You have set me a banquet of love in the face of hatred,
Crowning me with love beyond my pow’r to hold.

Surely your kindness and mercy follow me all the days of my life.
I will dwell in the house of my God for evermore.

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,
Beyond my fears, from death into life.

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