I’m really excited to share this new lyric video for “Come Find Rest.” It features the painting The Good Shepherd by turn of the century American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner, who was the first African American painter to gain international acclaim. The son of an AME Church bishop, he frequently painted Biblical themes, and his work here is so beautiful that I wanted to highlight even the more abstract details of the painting. The painting provides a perfect backdrop for “Come Find Rest” which is a reflection on Psalm 23.
For further reflection on this familiar passage of Scripture, check out Brian Simmon’s Passion Translation of the 23rd Psalm:
The Good Shepherd
David’s poetic praise to God.
1The Lord is my Best Friend and my Shepherd.
I always have more than enough.
2He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love.
His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.
3That’s where he restores and revives my life.
He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure,
and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness
so that I can bring honor to his name.
4Lord, even when your path takes me through
the valley of deepest darkness,
fear will never conquer me, for you already have!
You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way.
Your authority is my strength and my peace.
The comfort of your love takes away my fear.
I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.
5You become my delicious feast
even when my enemies dare to fight.
You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit;
you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows.
6So why would I fear the future?
For I’m being pursued only by your goodness and unfailing love.
Then afterwards—when my life is through,
I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!
Today, know that goodness and mercy are pursuing you though Jesus’s unfailing love! Set your hope on Christ, and you can confidently say, “Follow me, follow me, goodness and mercy! My home is in the house of God.Buy “Come Find Rest” on the album Recreated here.