On the last Sunday we met at the church, before we needed to be physically distant, because of the Covid -19 virus pandemic, we ended our service with a wonderful setting of Psalm 23.
Ed Norman has kindly recorded it for us, playing on the organ at St. Margaret's. To listen, click on the button beneath the lyrics which I'm posting so you can follow and sing along. The words are a precious and powerful reminder of God's care amidst all that is distressing us in these difficult days.
1 My Shepherd is the living Lord
nothing therefore I need;
in pastures fair, near pleasant streams
he setteth me to feed.
He brings my wand'ring spirit back
when I forsake his ways,
and leads me for his mercy's sake
in paths of truth and grace.
2 When I walk through the shades of death,
thy presence is my stay;
a word of thy supporting breath
drives all my fears away.
Thy hand, in sight of all my foes,
doth still my table spread;
my cup with blessings overflows,
thine oil anoints my head.
3 The sure provisions of my God
attend me all my days;
O may thy house be mine abode,
and all my work be praise.
There would I find a settled rest,
while others go and come--
no more a stranger or a guest,
but like a child at home.