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These meditations were written by Miss Margaret Rodgers, a member of St. George's URC, when the congregation was asked to meditate on Psalm 23 and try to come up with a different set of images to express the meaning of the psalm.

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The Lord is my Choirmaster

The Lord is my choirmaster, I shall never be out of step with the music.
He leads me in songs of praise and thanksgiving as I remember all His love and goodness to me.
He causes me to hum softly as I go about my daily tasks.
He sings me a quiet lullaby to bring me rest at the close of the day.
He teaches me a restful, quiet, air to sing which brings peace to my troubled spirit.
Sometimes as I feel God's power and majesty my soul is lifted up in a symphony of swelling music; I sing out in joy and praise, letting myself go and losing myself in the glorious sound of the orchestra, full of confidence, pride, happiness and enjoyment.
But there are times when the music is silent, or strident, or unfamiliar.
At those times I look to my choirmaster to guide me and keep me on the right note.
Then once again there will be harmony.
I shall sing happily and my song will bring me joy and inner peace,
until the day when Ishall join in that heavenly chorus above
with those I have loved and lost awhile.   Amen.

The Lord is my compass and Courier

The Lord is my compass and courier,
I shall never be lost or abandonned.
He steers me on the path of righteousness, which leads to his heavenly kingdom.
He guides me along pleasant paths, among green fields with flowers by the wayside;
He guides me along the river bank and beside the quiet lakes.
Even when the path is steep and rocky, He is beside me;
I feel his guiding hand holding me fast, so that my feet shall not slip - but be held staedy and firm.
When I grow tired, He leads me to a pleasant place where I may find rest and refreshment.
He furnishes my path with fruit trees and springs of clear water.
When the road is unfamiliar, or I come to a cross-roads, not knowing which way to go,
My compass and courier will be there to show me the right path and to bring me
Safely through all dangers and difficulties,
Until i reach my Heavenly Home, where I shall abide with Him forever.   Amen.

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