His dogs

 

 

Goodness and mercy His dogs,
Hounding us down where we pasture,
Steering us out of each bog,
Rescuing us from disaster.

Inspired by Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Good friday III

Good because that goodness won.
Good because the curse has ended.
Good because that through God’s Son,
To mankind His love commended.

Good because He stooped so low.
Good because He made us well.
Good because He loved us so.
Good because he owed us Hell.

Good because He shows the way.
Good because His strength is real.
Good because we cannot pay,
Worse than broke is our ordeal.

Good because that He is God.
Good because He told us so.
Good because the path He trod,
Prophesied so long ago.

Good because He’s who we need.
Good because He makes us right.
Good because God has decreed,
Men with Him give up their fight.