The Lord Is My Shepherd
Author: Justus Isaiah Richardson


The lord is my shepherd,
My guiding light.

He watches over me
Throughout the day and night.

He';s looking down
From heaven above,

With open arms
For the children he loves.

There has been once or twice,
I've stepped from my path.

But the lord gave me love,
Not the grapes of wrath.

He loves us all,
Even when we fall.

Like a father loves a child,
Even when that babe is wild.

Whatever the life you live,
If you ask him he'll forgive.

When I walk through the valley,
Though I hold my breath,

I will fear no evil,
Nor the shadow of death.

He's here with me.
Where he'll always be.

He will never leave my side.
He will always be my guide.

And we'll never be apart,
While he dwells within my heart.

Well the lord has been there
When I was in need,

Whenever I hurt,
Whenever I bleed,

He comforts me,
Because he loves me.

And if I should ever stray,
His love won't fade away.

With him I can face all odds,
Through the power of God.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Red Dragon ( -- Monday, April 21 2003, 12:39 pm


Nice writing. seldom that i get to read somethin like this and its so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.Truly, God is the source of the best strength...Keep on writing
Mark Spencer ( -- Monday, April 21 2003, 09:25 pm

Good job. This is more like it!

I'm glad you posted this one Justus. I thought it was your best work when I first saw it.

luc ( -- Tuesday, April 22 2003, 01:32 am

no title

good poem...
Roy ( -- Tuesday, April 22 2003, 01:53 am

good God good Faith

God likes the love of his children and you just gave Him a big warm hug. The Father knows his children. thanks for sharing poem!
barb ( -- Friday, April 25 2003, 07:31 pm

very good

I believe someone has been watching over me.We need to know that when we screw up someon is there to help. good writing loved it.
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