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Praising Works

Richard Newton Sherrer 1951 (Easton)



I will give thanks unto the Lord,
Praising the Lord with my whole heart;
Because He is loved and adored,
Steadfast love never to depart.

Such great are the works of the Lord,
Sought out by all who delight therein;
While staying in one accord,
Never straying away to sin.

Full of splendor and majesty,
Honorable and glorious;
Righteousness filled with honesty,
In everything victorious.

He has given such wondrous deeds,
Being gracious with compassion;
Merciful in all our needs,
Always in a timely fashion.

He provides food for those who fear,
Remembering His covenant;
All those who honor and revere,
He comforts them to be content.

He has shown His people His might,
Giving them their inheritance;
Providing them with the insight,
When confessing with their penance.

Faithful are the works of His hands,
Everything that He does is just;
Judgment maxim of His commands,
Are found in all of those who trust.

They are established forever,
Performed with faithfulness and truth;
Standing fast never to sever,
Never considered as uncouth.

To all, He had sent salvation,
His covenant He commanded;
Holy and awesome elation,
The precepts that He has handed,

Fear the Lord is the beginning,
To practice good understanding;
His wisdom keeps you from sinning,
Clings to what He is commanding.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Great Are the LORD's Works Psalm 111

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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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