2: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3: He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4: 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.
5: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6: 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.
Every one of this Psalm's 6 verses is rich with meaning. But verse 4 has special meaning to those who are facing their own death, or coping with the death of a loved one. Part of verse 4 says this: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me."
In this posting, I want to draw words of comfort from the good thoughts of Albert Barnes on Psalm 23, verse 4, though his thoughts on the whole Psalm are good. But who was this man?