Richard Newton Sherrer

A Call to Repentance

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 th…






O nation not desired,
Come and gather together;
For you have not acquired,
Righteousness for a tether.

Before decrees take effect,
Before the day passes away;
You must begin to reject,
Causing you to go astray.

Before there comes burning wrath,
Before there comes of that day;
When anger crosses your path,
You need to learn to obey.

For you need to seek the Lord,
All you humble in the land;
Not letting Him be ignored,
As you tread on sinking sand.

Seek righteousness being meek,
Follow commandments as told;
He is fair in what you seek,
Assured blessings will unfold.

Woe to you inhabitants,
His Word will be against you;
Make a plea for penitence,
Being sincere to construe.

The seacoast will be pastures,
With meadows and folds for flocks;
Tranquility that captures,
A peace where the shepherd walks.

The seacoast be the remnant,
Possession where they shall graze;
They shall rest and be content,
With praising the Lord always.

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