October 2, 1895 - December 15, 1986
The Lord is my shepherd,
I am one of his lambs.
I shall not want -
He takes good care of me.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
Where the grass is tender and cool.
He leads me by the still waters
So I may drink from his Holy Word.
He restores my soul
Which gives me peace and comfort.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
And does not allow me to stray
For his name's sake -
Because I belong to Jesus.
Even though I walk through dark valleys
Where Satan lurks,
I shall fear no evil
From the Devil's wiles;
For you are with me,
Holding me close.
Your rod and your staff
Give me strength and guidance.
They comfort me,
Relieving me from daily pressures.
You prepare a table before me
For my convenience and sustenance,
In the presence of my enemies -
But my family and friends surround me.
You anoint my head with oil -
To relieve my mind from worry.
My cup overflows
With joy and assurance.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me;
Then, God's presence will ever be with me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever
because he has prepared many rooms for all of
his children who love and obey him.
For ever and ever. Amen.
July 31, 1979
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