Because the Lord Is My Shepherd

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Because the Lord is my shepherd,
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in the meadow
and leads me to be quiet streams.
He restores my soul
and he leads me in the paths that are right:

Lord,
you are my shepherd,
you are my friend.
I want to follow always,
just to follow my friend.

And when the road leads to darkness,
I shall walk there unafraid.
Even when death is close I have courage,
for your help is there.
You are close beside me with concert,
you are guiding my way:

In love you make me a banquet
for my enemies to see.
You make me welcome,
pouring down honor from your Mighty hand;
and this Joy fills me with gladness,
it is too much to bear:

Your goodness always is with
and your mercy I know.
Your loving and kindness strengthens me
always as I go through life.
I shall dwell in your presence forever,
giving praises to your name:

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