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The Lord invites us to his banquet and wipes away the tears from every cheek. Isaiah 25:6–10

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Psalm 22
God, shepherd and host: a psalm of confidence

1The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
2Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me,
3to revive my drooping spirit.

He guides me along the right path;
he is true to his name
4If I should walk in the valley of darkness
no evil would I fear.
You are there with your crook and your staff;
with these you give me comfort

5You have prepared a banquet for me
in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil;
my cup is overflowing.

6Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me
all the days of my life.
In the Lord's own house shall I dwell
for ever and ever.

© 'The Psalms', Grail Translation 2003 - CTS

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