Saturday, April 07, 2007

A New Twist on the Shepherd's Song

We sing a song that is based on Psalm 23, the shepherd's psalm. It goes like this, "The Lord is my shepherd, I'll walk with Him alway, He leads by still waters, I'll walk with Him allway. Allway, allway, I'll walk with Him allway. Allway, allway, I'll walk with Him allway!"

You can sing it in a round, and it's pretty. I never thought much about the deep significance of the message of this little song, and the psalm it comes from, until I heard my little Ruth belting out at the top of her lungs, "My way! My way! I'll walk with Him my way!"

The question is, how do I sing this song? I surrendered to do His will, but do I try to do it my way?


Tammy said...

Oh wow, something else to think about. ;-)

Her "oops" is cute though. Does she know the real words now?


I do believe at times we all do try to walk with God our own way. It never works. God's plan for us is perfect and entire wanting nothing. We can only be happy as we yield ourselves to His will. connie from Texas

Sarah Joy said...

Tammy, yes, she does know the real words. She and her daddy both like to make up words when they can't remember the right ones. With Ruth, we sometimes have to correct her theology.

Connie, you are right-I've tried it, and it doesn't work at all!