Psalm 23: Shepherd Me
This bilingual setting of Psalm 23 was written, recorded, and submitted by Josh Davis and focuses on the reality of God as pastor/shepherd of our souls.Psalm 23
How does this psalm piece interpret the psalm?
In Spanish, the word used for “shepherd” in Psalm 23 is “pastor”—the same word used for the pastor of a church. As the chorus is sung repeatedly in Spanish, we declare the reality that God is the pastor who cares for and guides our souls. In times when we are confronted with our own mortality, the phrase “when death is near, be nearer still” gives us simple words to pray. And in our increasingly multicultural world, a song that must be sung in two different languages helps us embrace the unity and diversity of God’s flock.
This song could be sung during a time of reflection. The chorus in Spanish is very singable and easy for non-Spanish-speakers to learn.Score in PDF available:
Text and Music: Psalm 23; Josh Davis, © 2019 Josh Davis
Used by permission.
Contact: Josh Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
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