(Psalm for Praying)
by Nan C. Merrill
O, my Beloved, you are my shepherd, I shall not want;
you bring me to green pastures for rest
and lead me besides still waters
renewing my spirit,
you restore my soul.
You lead me in the path of goodness
to follow Love's way.
Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I am not afraid;
for you are ever with me,
your rod and staff they guide me;
they give me strength and comfort.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my fears;
you bless me with oil,
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy
will follow me all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the heart of the Beloved