Do not forget what you have been taught,
It will help for what you have sought;
Always keep this within your mind,
Along with the love that will bind.
For they will be bringing to you,
Long life good years and peace through;
Saving you from times of trouble,
That disaster leaves in rubble.
Do not let mercy and truth leave,
If you still truly do believe;
So fasten them around your neck,
Before starting on any trek.
Engrave the teachings in your heart,
Keep repeating them as you impart;
Remembering them through each day,
To help you to trust and obey.
Then you find favor and success,
In the sight of God He will bless;
So many blessings that you will know,
That they will start to overflow.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
For He will be helping to thwart;
Satan along with a surprise,
Give you wisdom to make you wise.
Rely not on own understanding,
Nor what the world is demanding;
In all your ways acknowledge him,
Only joy never feeling grim.
Copyright © 2013 Richard Newton Sherrer
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