This past week for chapel at the hospital, my CPE Supervisor led us in a lectio divina of the 23rd Psalm. She then played a CD of Bobby McFerrin’s setting of the 23rd Psalm to music. It’s quite beautiful, and may cause you to think of the Psalm in a new way. Just click on the play button below the lyrics to hear the song.
The Lord is my shepherd, I have all I need.
She makes me lie down in green meadows, beside the still waters she will lead.
She restores my soul, she rights my wrongs,
She leads me in a path of good things and fills my heart with songs.
Even though I walk through a dark and weary land,
there is no other that can shake me. She has said she won’t forsake me. I am in her hand.
She sets a table before me in the presence of my foes.
She anoints my head with oil and my cup overflows.
Surely, surely, goodness and kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in her house forever, forever and ever.
Glory be to our Mother and Daughter and to the Holy of Holies.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.