Psalm 23 New International Version (NIV)
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
It's an old-fashioned image of Jesus, our Shepherd, but I like it, because it takes me back to my childhood when I first learned of the tender care of my Jesus. I have sweet memories of singing with my sisters, the song in the round, "The Lord is My Shepherd, I'll walk with Him Always." I thought we sang it beautifully and I'm sure we did, because the songs of little children must sound especially sweet to the Savior's ears.
Sunday School kids singing "The Lord is my Shepherd"