The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Yet oftentimes I seek to find
My own resource for pleasure;
In doing so, lose peace of mind,
And, too, the things I treasure.
But when my eyes are fixed on Him,
My ears deaf to the chatter,
He fills my cup up to the brim
With things that truly matter.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.Psalm 23:1
A Ballad stanza written for Kate Motaung’s Five-Minute Friday: LACK
Copyright © 2019 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved
Stanza 1 in the public domain, written in 1868 by Henry Williams Baker (1821-1877)
Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2019