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Mercy Sunday


The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.

He makes me down to lie
In pastures green: he leadeth me the quiet waters by.
My soul he doth restore again; and me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness, ev’n for his own name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale, yet will I fear none ill:
For thou art with me; and thy rod and staff me comfort still.
My table thou hast furnished in presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me:
And in God’s house for evermore my dwelling-place shall be.

(Psalm 23, Scottish Psalter)

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14 responses to “Mercy Sunday”

  1. Did you take these? Oh I love the pics- of course perfect with the words.

  2. Dawn- my niece and I visited a farm last spring here in Missouri …I took the photos…the sheep are Scottish too 🙂

  3. Your photograph is stunning! Thank you for sharing from the Scottish Psalter. I had never read it but will definitely find a copy.I linked up after you at The Sunday Community.Blessings from Southwest MO

  4. Oh, I love this! I love those two little black lambs–and would love some of their nice black wool to spin… And how the psalm in the Psalter's form blesses me this morning–as I sit here and sing it! Just what I needed at the point when I came here. A blessed week to you, too!

  5. i'm in love with those sheep, Kel. absolutely! {and with The Shepherd, too!}Linda

  6. Kel, I'd never read that version before. The rhymes are a delight. Thanks for sharing this.

  7. Oh i'll just bet this has been set to music. I love the rhymes. Your sheep pix are priceless. I'm afraid I'm a sheepish photographer! Glad you're not.lovelynni

  8. Elizabeth…Thank you for stopping by…I love playing around with my camera and Picasa editing enhances the attempts, too…I like to use the Lomo-ish effect quite a bit…it enriches the photos. You can find the Scottish Psalter online…it should be public domain, since it was first published in 1650.

  9. Slyvia- I saw on you blog that you used to raise sheep. How cool! I found the copy of the Psalm 23 Hymn in one of my devotions…I don't know the tune, but liked the rhyme scheme. Glad to be a blessing!

  10. Linda- I love sheep, too…I loved going to see them I will post a link this week to the farm where I visited the sheep…I love Psalm 23 in any version and also the book, A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23. (W. Phillip Keller)…and what a Great Shepherd we have!

  11. Jody- I had never read it before either, apparently it can be sung…I'll have to do some more research on the Scottish Psalter…

  12. Thank you. I really liked that! Almost skipped when I saw it was Ps. 23, THEN when I saw a different translation, I stopped and read it. It was a treat! Plus the photos, of course.

  13. Lynni- I found your comment 🙂 I love the rhymes,too…I can hear the Scottish lilt when I read it out loud…I found a version with music on youtube…Thanks for your compliments on the photos…

  14. Caryjo-Glad you enjoyed it…Psalm 23 can become so familiar, so I loved when I found a new twist on it! Thanks for stopping by.

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Hi! My name is Kel Rohlf. I am an intuitive mixed-media artist, creative writer and performer. Life is a performance. I often attend.


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