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A Protection Plea

In You, O Lord, I put my trust,
In You, O Lord, I take refuge;
Knowing You are faithful and just,
Shielding me from lustful deluge.

In Your righteousness rescue me,
Never let me be put to shame;
Because I follow Your decree,
And continue to praise Your name.

Incline Your ear and rescue me,
Be a rock and a strong fortress;
Dispel my enemies to flee,
Because they have caused me much stress.

You are my fortress and my rock,
For Your sake lead being my guide;
Watching my feet where I may walk,
Keep me humbled away from pride.

You have pulled me out of the net,
That they had hidden to trap me;
You give confidence not to fret,
On the danger I cannot see.

Onto You I place my spirit,
Because You gave me redemption;
For You have seen all my merit,
Already knows my intention.

I hate those having vanities,
Conceited idolizing lust;
Speaking with such profanities,
In You, they are not holding trust.

I will rejoice and always glad,
Being glad in Your steadfast love;
Afflictions do not make me sad,
For the healing comes from above.

You know the distress of my soul,
And considered all my trouble;
I allow You to take control,
Rescuing me from the rubble.

You guard me from my enemy,
Setting my feet in a broad place;
Where I can be in harmony,
While feeling Your sweet embrace.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit Psalm 31:1-8

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Written on October 28, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on October 27, 2021

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,280
Words 246
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

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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