The Lord is My Shepherd
Psalm 23 – the topic of Robert J. Morgan’s latest book- is one of the most recognized poems in the world, one revered and quoted by people of various faiths and backgrounds, by children and the elderly, those in foxholes and emergency rooms. It has been prescribed as medicine for the sick and hope for the hopeless.
But what makes this simple piece of ancient poetry – just one hundred words in most English translations, fifty-five in the original Hebrew – so compelling? Robert J. Morgan, a pastor in Tennessee and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, explores the seemingly endless depths of the poem that begins, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…” and continues on to the memorable phrase, “though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,” and ends with the triumphant, “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”