Saturday in the Second Week of Lent: He shall convert my soul

From the evening psalm for today’s office: “He shall convert my soul, and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Name’s sake.”

Good Shepherd

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; *
     therefore can I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture, *
     and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul, *
     and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; *
     for thou art with me;
     thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of them that trouble me; *
     thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
Surely thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; *
     and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Let us pray.
Help us to trust in your goodness and follow you, Lord God, that we may at last dwell in your presence for ever. Amen.

Photo: Jesus as the Good Shepherd from the early Christian catacomb of Domitilla/Domatilla (Crypt of Lucina, 200-300 CE), via Wikimedia.

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2 Responses

  1. Sheldon says:

    It’s easy to forget truths available from sources we know well. Thanks for reminding me of this one. Good way to start this day.

  2. Relling Westfall says:

    I have read so many different translations of this very famous Psalm. I find that I can’t help reading another version as I read this one….the sung one especially. It was nice to see it here. I would not have read it otherwise today, and it is nice to see this old friend.