My God protects and cares for me
As a shepherd tends his sheep.
The lake is clear and still for me
And by its banks I sleep.
My God renews my soul for me
And guides my wayward feet.
His name's a shining light for me,
His love for me's complete.
My God is with me in the vale
As death's dark shadows grow.
And as the evening light turns pale,
The more his strength I know.
My God prepares a meal for me,
Invites my foes to sup.
His blessings pour like oil on me,
His love spills from my cup.
My God will watch me evermore,
His care will never cease.
He'll call to me at heaven's door:
'Come in and share my Peace!'
Photo (c) www.danielahaussmann.com,
www.haussmann-presse.com, Daniela Haussmann,
2006, made available at flickr Creative Commons 2.0