April 17th, 2005


La la la

Ah, the miracle of modern technology. Here's a recording of The 23rd Psalm, as performed by moi in church this morning. The sound quality's not the greatest, but at least the file size is small. As for the performance, I think I could have enunciated a little better, particularly in the second stanza, and in the fourth I skipped a word ("and") altogether, though I don't think anyone noticed. Oh well. Here's the text:

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,
even for his own Name's sake.

Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,
yet will I fear no ill;
for thou art with me; and thy rod
and staff my 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 forevermore
my dwelling place shall be.

Francis Rowe

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