Requested by Erlene: He’s All That I Need, by Carroll Roberson. Inspired by the 23rd Psalm. “Jesus is all that I have, and all that I need..”
I did know that Stuart Townend, with Keith Getty, co-wrote In Christ Alone–so that’s a major achievement, so many people already love that hymn. But this is the first I’d ever heard him sing: the 23rd Psalm, set to music by Stuart Townend.
You already know the words.
The 23rd Psalm set to music, sung by the choir at Wells Cathedral, illustrated by God’s handiwork throughout the English countryside–what more could you ask, with which to start a day?
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23), sung by the choir of Wells Cathedral–yes, I know I’ve posted this before, but it seemed for today. Certainly we need our Shepherd! This fallen world would swallow us up alive, without Him. Jesu, Lord, defend us!
Requested by Lisa, who runs my Twitter page, Psalm 23 (I am not Alone) by Josh Sherman and friends. If you use that Twitter page at all, it’s thanks to Lisa.
For newcomers to this blog, we take hymn requests, and all you have to do, to make one, is to “Leave a Reply” (or leave a comment, whatever it says down there) anywhere on this blog–and we’ll do the rest.
Thank you, Lisa, and I’m glad I’m able to post this for you.
I’m out of hymn requests, so let’s fall back on an old favorite: the 23rd Psalm set to music, The Lord Is My Shepherd, performed by the choir at Wells Cathedral, England.
I wonder if Psalm 23 is the most frequently memorized passage in the Bible. It was read more than any other Psalm, back when Bible readings started our school day. We were Christian kids and Jewish kids, so the readings were all from the Old Testament. And it was better than it is now.
Lest we get too downhearted, remember: the Bible tells us of many times when God’s people in Israel and Judah fell away from their faith. Indeed, Elijah despaired for it almost to the point of death (I Kings 19). And there will be great fallings-away yet to come, as Paul warns us in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Yet even in the worst of times, God says, “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him” (1 Kings 19:18). God always keeps a remnant alive in faith, even in the midst of blazing apostasy.
It may be some of this remnant singing with the choir at Wells Cathedral, The Lord is My Shepherd: Psalm 23 set to music by Howard Goodall.
Individual men and women can come back from atheism, as C.S. Lewis did–and he had a long way to go, too.
The Good Shepherd will not forget His sheep.
Psalm 23 set to music, and sung by the choir of Wells Cathedral, England–it’s not worth trying to remain unmoved by this. We ought not ever to forget that we have a Shepherd who looks after us, and is with us even through the valley of the shadow of death: for He Himself passed through it once, and He will bring us through it, and out into the light on the other side.
This is a paraphrase of the 23rd Psalm–The Lord’s My Shepherd, by Stuart Townend. Note the flowing stream. Who has never rested beside a stream like that has missed a very good thing. The works of God’s hands testify to His goodness, His power, and His love.