Bobby McFerrin

This weekend two bits of info on Bobby McFerrin crossed my computer screen and sent some needed inspiration my way…..I thought I would share them with you.

First of all:  Sanan told me about an interview with BMcF on the spiritual side of his life and music, by Krista Tippett of NPR’s ON BEING (

Secondly:  On perusing the blog of my college buddy, Charles Kinnaird.…I saw that his most popular post was a video of Bobby singing his special version of Psalm 23.  If you need a dose of PEACE in your soul… this video a few times. BUT…. it uses feminine pronouns for God.  Personally I find if quite refreshing, to feel the presence of God as a comforting mother. What do you think?

The 23rd Psalm
By Bobby McFerrin

The Lord is my Shepard, I have all I need,
She makes me lie down in green meadows,
Beside the still waters, She will lead.

She restores my soul, She rights my wrongs,
She leads me in a path of good things,
And fills my heart with songs.

Even though I walk, through a dark & dreary land,
There is nothing that can shake me,
She has said She won’t forsake me,
I’m in her hand.

She sets a table before me, in the presence of my foes,
She anoints my head with oil,
And my cup overflows.

Surely, surely goodness & kindness will follow me,
All the days of my life,
And I will live in her house,
Forever, forever & ever.

Glory be to our Mother, & Daughter,
And to the Holy of Holies,
As it was in the beginning, is now & ever shall be,
World, without end. Amen.