Do not forget what you were taught,
And keep all the commands in mind;
For all the things that life has brought,
That the Lord has helped you to find.
Because they will bring you long life,
Many good years as well as peace;
They will help you cope with the strife,
In the problems that will not cease.
Let not mercy as well as truth,
Ever leave by abandoning you;
Which might cause you to be uncouth,
And then not able to construe.
You will find favor and success,
All you do in the sight of God;
Rest assured that the Lord will bless,
If you give Him honor and laud.
Trust the Lord with all of your heart,
Do not rely on your own thought;
Get on the right path as a start,
In prayer to the Lord should be sought.
In all your ways acknowledge Him.
Follow the straight and narrow path;
You will no longer feel so grim,
And you will be spared from His wrath.
Do not consider yourself wise,
Fear the Lord and turn from evil;
For darkness will wear a disguise,
That is controlled by the devil.
So never forget all these laws,
For lengthening your days and years;
So it keeps you from getting flaws,
Giving confidence from your fears.
Then your body will become healed,
As your bones will become nourished;
And your future will be revealed,
While you see your life has flourished.
C Copyright © 2015 Richard Newton Sherrer