This exegetical poem is based on Psalm 23.
The Lord is my Shepherd;
my needs He has measured.
He supplies my needs daily,
even more than the daisy.
I find rest in baptismal waters, —
my sins He daily slaughters.
In grace He restores my soul;
His righteousness He gives me whole.
Even when I meet death,
He gives me eternal breath.
Thus, there is no evil I fear
since to God I adhere.
For God is always present,
thanks to His Advent.
He guards me with His staff,
mediating on my behalf.
He has prepared for me His Table;
my faith His Supper makes stable.
He anoints my head with favour,
overflowing my cup with savour.
His mercy He freely gives, —
mine every day I’ll live.
I shall dwell in His house forever,
my salvation His sure endeavour.