‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’

First hymn that popped into my head today–The Lord Is My Shepherd: Psalm 23 set to music, performed by the choir at Wells Cathedral

‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’

Psalm 23 set to music, The Lord Is My Shepherd, sung by the choir of Wells Cathedral, England. And thus begins our blogging day…

‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’

This is Psalm 23 set to music, and sung by the choir at Wells Cathedral.

Hey, now that they’ve crushed my search engine rank, I can post all the hymns I want. So the hymn shop’s open all day, every day, and we love to post your hymn requests.

‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’

The video track here is a bit murkey, but it’s Sir Harry Secombe on the audio and that’s as clear as a bell–The Lord Is My Shepherd.

After yesterday’s oddities, I’ll be interested to see whether anybody views this.

‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’ (Cathedral choir)

This is the 23rd Psalm set to music and sung by the choir at Wells Cathedral, England. Some of us first heard it as the theme song to an anything-but-reverent British comedy, The Vicar of Dibley. But the hymn will stay with you longer than the comedy.

Encore, ‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’

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!

‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’

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.

Antidote: ‘The Lord is My Shepherd’

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.

Encore: ‘The Lord is My Shepherd’

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.

Psalm 23, Set to Music

The Lord is My Shepherd (the 23rd Psalm), set to music by Howard Goodall, sung by the Choir of Wells Cathedral– We are not alone. We are the sheep of His pasture, and we never walk alone.