Progressive Patterns

Backpacker's Psalm

The Lord is my guide,

I will not get lost.

He makes me to lie down on beds of pine needles.

He leads me beside the still lakes.

He fills my soul after weeks of work,

and leads me down the right trails.

He inspires me to a godly life.

Though I ford the deep rivers

and walk in the dark of night

I will fear no evil,

for You are with me.

Your map and your compass comfort me.

You prepare a campfire

with special foods and warm drinks

away from those who oppress me.

You shade my head at noontime.

You give me water when I am thirsty.

Surely good memories will follow me

and good friends attend me

all the days of my life.

And I shall follow the trail

into the everlasting sanctuary of the Most High.