Is not this the fast that I choose,
For bonds of wickedness to lose;
To undo the straps of the yoke,
That seems to tighten as to choke.
For letting the oppressed to go free,
Opening the eyes as to see;
By breaking the bonds of the sin,
When confessing to cleanse within.
Is it not for sharing your bread,
Allow the starving nearly dead;
Bring the homeless into your house,
So that they are served by your spouse.
Those that are naked cover them,
Do not ridicule or condemn;
From yourself do not ever hide,
Flashing your flesh in having pride.
Then shall your light shines like the dawn,
And the wickedness will be gone;
As your body speedily heals,
Know how flowing righteousness feels.
Your righteousness goes before you,
While purity keeps you true;
The glory of the Lord your shield,
For the abundant blessings to yield.
Then you will be able to call,
Because the Lord will then befall;
He will answer as you cry out,
That will be shedding any doubt.
For here I am to take away,
Allow me no longer to stray;
Speaking wickedness that would blame.
Never in vain to use His name.
So, pour out the hunger and thirst,
In your life that the Lord is first;
And satisfy His desire,
On the things He would require.
Then shall the light fade out the dark,
Wherever that you may embark;
The gloom to be like noonday bright,
That fades away from glory light.
Copyright © 2019 Richard Newton Sherrer
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