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Elphinstone Kist   Doric Verse

Psaulm 23: Metrical Version.     by: Gardner, Dr Bruce K.

The Lord is ma shepherd. I’ll nae wint fur naethin:

He couries me doon in the green girss o hame;

By sparklan watters, He leads tae tranquilitie;

He bosies my saul back tae lyfe jist the same.

Fur His Name’s sake, He guides me by stracht and richt pathways.

Tho I gang by the Glen o Daith’s Shadaw, forbye,

I’ll fear me nae evil: Yer crummock will curb me,

But Yer crook will gie comfort, for Ye’re waulkan nigh.

Ma tabil Ye’ve set oot afore aa ma faes, Lord;

Wi ile o anointan, Ye’ve blissit ma croon;

Ma quaich’s rinnan ower, an gweed an love chase me

Aa ma days till Yer hoose, faur, for aye, I’ll lay doon.

[© 2008 Translated from the Hebrew into Doric Lowland Scots and versified by Bruce Gardner.]

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