The Great Father above a shepherd Chief is.
I am His and with Him I want not.
He throws out to me a rope and the name
of the rope is love
and He draws me to where the grass is green
and the water not dangerous,
And I eat and lie down and am satisfied.
Sometimes my heart is very weak and falls down
but He lifts me up again and draws me into
a good road.
His name is Wonderful!

Sometime, it may be very soon, it may
be a long, long time.
He will draw me into a valley.
It is dark there, but I'll be afraid not,
for it is in between those mountains
that the Shepherd Christ will meet me and the
hunger that I have in my heart
all through this life will be satisfied.

He gives me a staff to lean upon.
He spreads a table before me with all kinds of foods.
He puts His hand upon my head and all
the "tired" is gone.
My cup He fills till it runs over.
What I tell is true. I lie not.
These roads that are "away ahead"
will stay with me through this life and after;
And afterwards I will go to live in the Big Tepee
and sit down with the Shepherd Chief forever.

Source of this version of 23rd Psalm is unknown to me.

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