Blessed from the Lord
Unless your life is based in the Lord,
All your struggling has been in vain.
Unless your purpose is from the Lord,
All your efforts have been in vain.
Blessed is he, who walks with the Lord,
Who give respect and walks in His way.
His labors are richly blessed by the Lord,
He will feast from what God gives today.
For the one who follows not the Lord,
He rises up early and his toil is in vain.
His meal does not come from the Lord,
It does not nourish and eats in vain.
Blessed is the house that follows the Lord;
Your wife will love and respect your way.
Your children will proudly call upon the Lord;
Because of what you teach them today.
Your wife and children comes from the Lord;
They should be treasured as a reward.
Polish them with love, present them with pride;
You are blessed by God, His love He did not hide.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 14 June 2013
Wait on the Lord
O Lord, my heart overflows with thanksgiving;
Before all men do I sing your praise.
I bow before you giving thanks to your name,
Steadfast and faithful is your love.
I hold your word and your name higher than all;
It is the promise and proof of salvation.
At my lowest point I called to you, and you came;
You strengthened my soul with hope.
All the rulers of the earth should praise you;
They have heard the words of truth.
O Lord, the kings should sing of your ways,
For great is the glory of our God.
Your reign is most high; still, you know my name;
You care for your lowly servant.
Although trouble surrounds me, my life you guard;
You protect and provide for my needs.
The Lord will fulfill His righteous purpose for me;
Your steadfast love endures forever.
Let my heart be strong as I wait upon you my Lord;
As I wait on the work of your hand.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 30 May 2013