Lauerd me steres, noght wante sal me:
In stede of fode žare me louked he.
He fed me ouer watre ofe fode,
Mi saule he tornes in to gode.
He led me ouer sties of rightwisenes,
For his name, swa hali es.
For, and ife .I. ga in mid schadw ofe dede,
For žou wiž me erte iuel sal .i. noght drede;
Ži yherde, and ži stafe ofe mighte,
Žai ere me roned dai and nighte.
Žou graižed in mi sighte borde to be,
Ogaines žas žat droued me;
Žou fatted in oli me heued yhite;
And mi drinke dronkenand while schire es ite!
And filigh me sal ži mercy
Alle daies ofe mi life for-ži;
And žat .I. wone in hous ofe lauerd isse
In lengže of daies al wiž blisse
Middle English Version
My attempt at translating it verbatim
Lord my steres, not want shall me:
In stede of fode there me looked he.
He fed me ouer water of fode,
My soul he turns in to good.
He lead me ouer sties of righteousness
For his name, as holy is.
For, and if I go in mid shadow of dread,
For thou with me while iuel shall I not dread;
Thy yherde, and thy staff of might,
They are me roned day and night.
Thou graithed in my sight borde to be,
Ogaines thas that droued me;
Thou fatted in oil my head yhite;
And my drink dronkenand while schire is ite!
And filigh my shall thy mercy
All days of my life for-thy
And that I wone in house of lord is
In length of days al with bliss
King James Version
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
King James Version
New International Version
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.