The Lamb is My Shepherd
Tin Ling Harrell
I have attempted to write a redemptive-historical poem based on the English memorization of Psalm 23. Since it is generally the foremost of Psalms to memorize, I attempted to match the meter and cadence of the memorized English verse as closely as I could so that my reader would be drawn to the original Psalm 23 and might reassess their thoughts in light of Christ, the Shepherd of the Psalm fulfilled, who laid down his life for his sheep.
I am indebted to two particular sermons by James Dennison and Scott Hunter which reflected on Psalm 23 in the light of Geerhardus Vos's Eschatology of the Psalter. Finally, I wish to acknowledge the constant patience and love of my husband, David, who has pointed me to our Ever-loving Shepherd as he walks with us through our valleys of despair and the shadow of death.