On that day this song will be sung,
Out through the mouth it will be flung;
Fortified walls of the city,
Made it safe and looking pretty.
Open the gates let the righteous in,
The faithful which are free from sin;
Those keeping faith will be allowed,
The Lord has already endowed.
With perfect peace you will protect,
Those whose minds others will reject;
Because they do not have the trust,
Pleasuring themselves with their lust.
But you have to trust in the Lord,
Ensure He is loved and adored;
The Lord is an eternal rock,
As firm standing from where you walk.
He has brought down those who live high,
Towering city in the sky;
He levels it into the ground,
Thrown into dust without a sound.
Trampled by feet of the oppressed,
The footsteps of the poor in quest;
The footsteps of hapless needy,
Crushing down those who are greedy.
The righteous walk a level path,
The Lord will spare them of His wrath;
Because the One who is upright,
Has smoothed out the road in His sight.
We wait with the hope for the Lord,
The signs on the path are not ignored;
For principles are our guide,
As we follow as we abide.
I long for Him during the night,
To watch my soul when morning light;
Waking up to learn what is right,
As a blessing within His sight.
Although wicked are shown pity,
But not allowed in the city;
They do not see the majesty,
Being humbled in modesty.
Copyright © 2017 Richard Newton Sherrer