Song - My Shepherd
Unlike most of my songs, "My Shepherd" began not with the lyrics but with the music. I wrote the melody and chords for the entire song before I wrote any lyrics. Then, while playing the melody, the phrase "Lord, you are my shepherd" came to mind and I thought of Psalm 23. This passage is so familiar and yet so filled with meaning. After reading Psalm 23 in several different versions of the Bible, I wrote this paraphrase of this most beautiful of Psalms.