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My Salvation



The Lord is my light,
And my salvation;
Giving me the might,
With affirmation.

So who shall I fear,
He is my stronghold;
Knowing He is near,
As Scripture have told.

When my foes assail,
My flesh try to eat;
The Lord will prevail,
To stumble their feet.

Though an army cliques,
My heart shall not fear;
But the Lord convicts,
Who will commandeer.

I asked of the Lord,
Of what I do seek;
Not to be ignored,
To strengthen when weak.

To dwell in His house,
The days of my life;
Living with my spouse,
Protecting from strife.

I gaze on the Lord,
With grace and beauty;
And in one accord,
With trustful duty.

For He will hide me,
In times of trouble;
Opens eyes to see,
Disguised by rubble.

He lifts on a rock,
Lifting up my head;
And I hear Him talk,
Wisdom I am fed.

I will sacrifice,
With my shouts of joy;
As He gives advice,
For me to employ.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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The LORD Is My Light Psalm 27:1–6

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Written on December 01, 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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