God has taught me since I was young,
As I still talk of what He has done;
Praises flowing out of my tongue,
Of accomplishments of the Son.
Even with being old and gray,
I pray He does not forsake me;
Let me live long enough to say,
Of the miracles I could see.
For what His strength has accomplished,
Of His power why I believe;
Through Him what has been established,
Through their faith what they will receive.
His righteousness orbits Heaven,
Because He has done such great things;
It benefits us as given,
Of all the goodness that it brings.
The Lord has made me to endure,
The trials and tribulations;
And assured me about a cure,
For desires and temptations.
He restores my life as to live,
Bringing back from the depths of earth;
With salvation that He does give,
Reviving into a new birth.
He comforts to make me greater,
Giving confidence to survive;
Walking the path that is straighter,
And be able to stay alive.
Because of all His faithfulness,
I will still give Him thanks and praise;
All because of my gratefulness,
In living through all of my days.
I will make music and sing songs,
For putting the truth deep within;
His forgiveness wipes out the wrongs,
Helping me through His discipline.
My tongue and lips will talk all day,
Of His righteousness to proclaim;
My downfall in disgrace to stray,
Making me shine where there was shame.
Copyright © 2017 Richard Newton Sherrer