Open the gates of righteousness,
So I may have access through them;
And be given favor as You bless,
I ask that you never condemn.
For this is the gate of the Lord,
Through which righteous people enter;
And I will be in one accord,
Knowing I am a repenter.
I give thanks to You, our Lord,
Because You are answering me;
Every time I read Your Word,
Giving the insight for to see.
You are my Savor on the throne,
The stone the builders rejected;
But You became my cornerstone,
Foundation of faith selected.
My Lord is amazing to see,
And responsible for my life;
Assisting me in being free,
Within times of the midst of strife.
This is the day the Lord has made,
Let us rejoice while be glad;
No need for us to be afraid,
Nor in being gloomy or sad.
Welcome each day being a gift,
From God, thankful for being saved;
With the momentum to uplift,
No longer into sin enslaved.
Bless the one, who comes in His name,
Bless him from the house of the Lord;
As we worship we will proclaim,
How much He is loved and adored.
The Lord is God and gave us light,
To see while walking His path;
Guiding us to give His insight,
Sparing us from feeling His wrath.
You are my God and I give thanks,
Because I know that You are good;
And I will preach down through the ranks,
To others to do as they should.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer