The Lord is my sanctuary
Every good and perfect gift
He has provided for me from
His Heavenly storehouse.
He causes me to kneel down before him
In reverence, head bowed, in need of
The cleansing and forgiveness
I receive in his presence.
He leads me to offer up praises and
Thanksgiving from the heart
For his names sake:
Abundant in Mercy, Goodness and Truth
He is Abba Father, Divine Lord,
The Creator of Creation
An Ever-loving, Kind, Merciful
And Mighty God.
He revives my thirsty soul
With everlasting waters
He feeds me with the bread of life;
From his very own table.
He has given me the Comforter
Who intercedes on my behalf:
To soothe the anguish of
My troubled soul in times of need.
Even though I walk a road
That is narrow and fraught
With danger, trials and suffering
He is always with me.
For He has given me the Peace
That cannot be described
Which comforts my heart;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
He will never leave me
Nor will he let me go,
He has promised to be with me
Always - even to the End of My Life.
He has placed his own
Coat of Righteousness
About my shoulders to protect me
From the harshness of the world.
He arms me with strength
Enough to scale a wall.
Providing powerful weapons
To gain victory over self and sin.
He places the helmet of Salvation
On my head, where he refines my
My thoughts and aligns them
To His pure and perfect will.
He fitted a breastplate of Righteousness
To cover the heart he has renewed
He engraves upon it all my prayers
To answer at His appointed time.
He secures the belt of Truth
Tightly about my waist
A reminder that he has set me free
To live under His Grace.
He has fitted the shield
Of Faith upon my arm
To defend against the fiery attacks from
All the messengers of harm.
I carry his word always with me
A treasury of precious Promises
Proclaiming Hope, Deliverance and Peace
Whenever Faith is likely to be tested.
He has fitted my feet with shoes
Enabling me to patiently run
The race has entered me in to share
The good news of His Love.
You see, I cannot live without him,
Nor him without me:
He is my all in all, my sun and shield.
A mighty fortress, a shelter from the storm,
And a tower of strength at all times.
He is faithful, who is promised.
For he is the Alpha and Omega:
The beginning of my Joy
And the end of my Sorrows.