THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
The Lord is my Shepherd, a little lamb am I; He provides all my needs, He holds me when I cry.
He goes before me, that He might be seen; He helps me partake of pastures so green.
He directs my goings, to a place where I can drink; and rest myself, by the cool river bank.
My Shepherd does Love me, and helps me to find; pathways of beauty, so gentle and kind.
My Shepherd often looks, smiling at me; this calms my nerves, and fills me with glee.
Sometimes I wonder, What in me does He see?; Does He see his own image, and reflection in me?
I need to stay near, to my Shepherd so sweet; so I won't get lost, that I, He may keep.
He'll protect me always, from all danger and harm; and I won't be afraid, at the sound of alarm.
These things I know, because once I went astray; I was lost and lonely, so afraid, I dare not say.
But My wonderful Shepherd, His little lost lamb, He found; He lifted me in His arms and smiled, not making a sound.
And carried me back, to where I belong; and I'll always stay near, My sweet Shepherd, so strong.
And I'm not afraid, cause My Shepherd is near; His presence I feel, His voice I can hear.
He blesses me with goodness, and makes me happy and blest; my heart is at peace, my heart is at rest.
Today He's carrying me to the altar so high, did I see a tear, did I see Him cry; and what is that knife I see in his hand, is it meant for me, did I hear Him sigh.
He's laying me down gently, so gently, and kisses my eyes; My sweet Shepherd adores me, cause I still hear his sighs.
I know what is happening, I'm not naive, but you see; I trust in my Shepherd, I know He Loves me.
He told me before, there's a much better place; he said, "Don't be afraid", just trust in his grace.
Sweet Shepherd of mine, do what you must; with all of my soul, in You I do trust.
I won't be afraid, nor faint out of fear; cause my Shepherd He Loves me, He Loves me Dear.
So I now close my eyes, and lay down my head; and the altar of gold, has now become my bed.
My Dear sweet Shepherd, is caressing my side; a peace has come over me, that I cannot describe.
It seems just a moment, has passed in my mind; in a wonderful new place, myself, I do find.
I see glowing colors, and lambs leaping around; everything is glowing, even the ground.
What joy and gladness, I feel in myself; my sweet shepherd, from me, He has not left.
I feel His presence, within me, inside; and the Love that I feel, I just cannot hide.
But a tinge of sorrow passes my eyes; just barely remembering the sweet Shepherd's sighs.
And now I cannot recall, the long long ago; but My Shepherd Loves me, This I truly know.