Saturday, August 15, 2015

The sure provisions of my God

Pastor Herb Saunders led worship this morning for the Madison Seventh Day Baptist Church. Worship and the sermon were both based on the 23rd Psalm. Most of the hymns we sang, naturally, also were based on that psalm. But we didn't sing my favorite: Isaac Watts "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need."


My shepherd will supply my need:
Jehovah is His name;
In pastures fresh He makes me feed,
Beside the living stream.
He brings my wandering spirit back
When I forsake His ways,
He leads me, for His mercy’s sake,
In paths of truth and grace.
The sure provisions of my God
Attend me all my days;
O may Thy house be my abode,
And all my work be praise.
There would I find a settled rest,
While others go and come;
No more a stranger, nor a guest,
But like a child at home.

When I walk through the shades of death
Thy presence is my stay;
One word of Thy supporting breath
Drives all my fears away.
Thy hand, in sight of all my foes,
Doth still my table spread;
My cup with blessings overflows,
Thine oil anoints my head.