12-18-14 Fear Not

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My God! We need Your help this stormy night!

The wolves of evil howl outside our door!

We’ve got nowhere to run so we must fight!

O Father! We are weary, scared and sore.

The enemy attacks all night and day

With claws to snatch our friends and family!

The time grows short! My Lord, we pray

That You will strengthen us to set them free!

Uphold us with Your righteousness, O King,

And give us courage as we face the beast!

Our faith is great! God, You are everything!

Your Word upon our hearts and fear’s decreased!

The armies of the enemy are here,

But You are with us now, no need to fear!

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Fear thou not; for I am with thee:

be not dismayed; for I am thy God:

I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;

yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 41:10 KJV

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9-10-14 His Name’s Sake

His Name Sake

He leads me in the paths of righteousness

Along the rugged straight and narrow way.

This is the route of truth and holiness

And where my Shepherd taught me how to pray.

There is just one more place I’d rather be,

Though now He bids me heed each step I take.

He guides me to the place I long to see

My Home on Heaven’s shore for His name sake.

Obedience is needed on this trek

For I am prone to stray and surely fail,

So here I track His marks and hear Him beck;

My Shepherd is the way along this trail.

            I follow as He shepherds me along

            And walk in faith to where I so belong.

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He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness

for His name’s sake.

Psalm 23:3 KJV

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9-8-14 Green Pastures and Still Waters

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My shepherd leads me to the perfect place

Where rocky mountainside gives way to lea,

And there amid the clover of His grace

He knows that I will never go astray.

The water of His love is pure and still;

No babbling brook to make me start or stress.

Ev’ry time I drink I get my fill;

This living water’s never to excess.

My faith is led into His righteousness,

Invigorating both my heart and soul.

Away from worldly cares I convalesce

And rest until His love has made me whole.

            The Lord will make me lie in pasture green

            And lead me to still water so serene.

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He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psalm 23:2 KJV

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9-3-14 The Quietness of Soul

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Man’s righteousness can only go so far,

Yet forged by God it lives eternally,

And worked through Jesus Christ’s atonement are

Now found in peace and pure tranqulity.

The consequence of righteousness is shown

By yielding all to Jesus, then made whole,

Assured by faith man’s peace is fin’lly known

In calmest mind and quietness of soul.

Calamities abound the whole world through

And shake the weak foundation of the lost,

But by the righteousness of Christ so true

Those saved through Grace by faith are boldly crossed.

            The work of righteousness is always peace

            And its effect, His love, will never cease.

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And the work of righteousness shall be peace;

and the effect of righteousness quietness

and assurance for ever.

Isaiah 32:17 KJV

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