Psalm 23


Over the years I’ve begun to collect various interpretation of and allusions to Psalm 23, in part as a teaching opportunity to help students think through the  significance of this psalm, and in part to help them expand their interpretations. Here are some of them:

a liturgical dance set to Bobby McFerrin’s version of Psalm23

A Japanese version (shared at Seattle University in May of 2014).

U2 and Bob Dylan’s song “Love Rescue Me

Coolio’s song “Gangsta’s Paradise” (which begins with a line from the psalm)

Pink Floyd’s song “Sheep

The Eagles’ song “Long Road out of Eden

There are also some useful reference articles online:’s treasure trove of links

James H. Charlesworth, " Psalm 23 and the Fear of Stagnant Waters," SBL Forum , n.p. [cited Feb 2004].