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I PROFESS….by Carl Gooch

I Profess
O Lord, I find refuge in you,
I say, “You are my Lord;”
Without you nothing can I do.
You are my shield and sword.
You place saints around me,
Faithful and wise in your sight.
Your word gives life to me,
It fills my heart with delight.
The Lord is my chosen portion,
For He chose me to be His own.
His love is as warm as the sun,
And His arms are my home.
The Lord has blessed me richly,
Beautiful is my inheritance.
Grace and mercy He gave to me;
The only one to bear my sentence.
He blesses me with counsel true,
And instructs my heart at night.
The Lord goes before me in all I do,
Only in Him can I do what is right.
He fills my heart gladness,
My soul rejoices in praise.
To Him my love I profess,
He blesses me all of my days.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 16 August 2015

IN EVERYTHING, by Carl Gooch


In Everything
Have mercy Lord, I am in distress;
My eyes grow dim with sorrow,
My strength grows less and less
And I find it hard to face tomorrow.
My body and soul racked with grief;
Everyday of my life knows pain.
For years I groan with no relief;
Come my Lord let not my spirit wane.
My strength fails, my bones grow weak;
The cold tomb looms close before me.
With my last whisper you will I seek,
Christ my Lord, the only hope for me.
You’ve been my Lord since the beginning;
You where the one gave me my first breath.
You are faithful to me with love unending;
And I will trust in you, both in life and death.
I will praise you Lord for your great love;
You are the Lord of my salvation, my King.
I will lift my hands in praise to you above;
I will praise your holy name in everything.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 24 January 2013