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My Strength

To You, O Lord, I call my rock,
Be not silent or deaf to me;
I have become like those who talk,
But are blinded and cannot see.

I became like those in a pit,
Crying for mercy in my plea;
No longer spiritually fit,
I am asking to rescue me.

I lift my hands to You on high,
Towards Your Holy Oracle;
So please do not ignore my cry,
Who is a faithful disciple.

Drag me not off with the loathsome,
With workers of iniquity;
For their thoughts are very gruesome,
And filled with immorality.

They speak of peace with evil hearts,
According to their evil deeds;
Of what work that their hand imparts,
Rewarded by what darkness needs.

They disregard works of the Lord,
Tearing down all that He has done;
Calls to heed are being ignored,
All the commandments merely shun.

Bless be the Lord hearing my voice,
Of my pleas for mercy and grace;
Supplications that I rejoice,
From Your comfort that You embrace.

You are my strength also my shield,
And within Him my heart will trust;
While my soul has a high yield,
Knowing to follow Him I must.

You are the strength of Your people,
Saving refuge of Your select;
Who go worship in Your temple,
For You care never to neglect.

Save Your people and heritage,
Be their shepherd, guard forever;
Up through till the end of this age,
Watching over their endeavor.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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The LORD Is My Strength and My Shield Psalm 28

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Written on August 18, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on August 17, 2021

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Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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