Praise the Merciful God



O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord;
To be worshiped and adored,
And live in one accord.

Bless the name of the Lord,
For this time evermore;
Like an eagle that soared,
Praise to the distant shore.

From the sun rising dawn,
Until the evenfall;
As praise continues on,
Praise His name to enthrall.

He is above the earth,
Glory above Heaven;
Creating priceless worth,
To us, He has given.

Who is like the Lord God,
Who is seated on high;
Each of us has been flawed,
No salvation we die.

Who is humbled that sees,
Looks down upon the earth;
Causing heavenly breeze,
That brings life into birth.

He raises up the poor,
Lifting them from the dust;
Those with faith He will cure,
For He is fair and just.

They will sit with princes,
Monarchs of his people;
Observes the provinces,
Who goes to the temple.

Barren girls get a house,
Becomes a glad mother;
Praising God with their spouse,
Joyful with each other.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Who Is like the LORD Our God? Psalm 113

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Written on September 21, 2022

Submitted by sir_ricky on September 20, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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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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