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Psalm 1: Your Amazing Goodness

Psalm 1: Your Amazing Goodness

A Poem by Dave "Doc" Rogers
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From the Book: Psalms of David

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Psalm 1: Your Amazing Goodness

I am amazed at your goodness.
With your righteousness and mercy,
You comforted me.

When I was lost in my iniquity,
You came to me.
You made me yours.

When others had forsaken me,
You found me and dressed me.
In finest raiment, you dressed me.

You came to me and called me son.
I, who was as an orphan, was called son.
You lavished me with gifts.

You made me to sit in high places.
You showed me the works of your hands.
You showed me the stars you set in place.

I am blessed to have known you.
I am blessed to call you Father.
I am blessed beyond my measure.

All my iniquities you have forgiven.
In all my sin, you have been with me.
You spoke to me when I had no right.

Great and Mighty are you, My GOD!
Your kindness toward me endures ever long.
How have I fallen short and you uphold me.

You have showered me with gifts.
You have placed your anointing upon me.
You have caused me to prosper in divers troubles.

I cannot say your name for it is too great.
You are more than Abba Father, Creator Being.
You are more than Moses could describe.

This Earth was void and you made it live.
This Earth was barren of life and,
At your word it sprang forth.

How great and mighty you are.
How worthy of praise you are.
How majestic is your name in all the Earth.

Heaven does not contain you.
Earth is as footstool to you.
Death could not hold you.

You goodness endures forever and ever.
You have made a place for me and,
I will dwell with you there.

All have fallen at your feet.
No enemy remains standing before you.
Their backs are broken like their wills.

Those that have set themselves against you,
Those that have counseled against you,
They are as nothing, chaff before the wind.

Many have believed a lie and murmured against you.
Many are those that say, “Where is this God?”
Many have set themselves as gods.

All will fall before your righteous judgments.
All will give praise to your holy name.
All will cry to Jerusalem and be ashamed.

For my goodness, you bore my shame.
For my mercy, you bore my burden.
For my guilt, you bore my cross.

If all you did was what you did,
It should have been enough.
But in your love, you bore me daily.

I am amazed at your goodness.
You heal me of all my wounds.
You heal me of all my transgressions.

In tenderness you come to me.
In soft voice you give me wisdom.
In kindness, you judge me not.
Against you, alone, have I sinned.
Against you, alone, have I borne iniquity.
Against you, alone, have I made shame.

I have brought disgrace to you, O My God.
I have brought shame to your name.
I have sought my own way, not yours.

In my solitude, you found me.
In my utter darkness, you came to me.
In my shame, you covered me.

In the day of evil, you were there.
In the day of my enemies, you camped about me.
In the day of my unrest, you comforted me.

How steady is your hand.
How comforting your touch.
How quieting the sound of your voice.

In your mercy, you delivered me.
In your mercy, you remove my enemies.
In your mercy, you spoke to me.

Your amazing goodness is everlasting.
Your amazing goodness is a glory to your name.
Your amazing goodness is your name.
 

© 2008 Dave "Doc" Rogers


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The repetitiveness of your starting phrase really caught my eye when i originally opened to give it a read. Is a wonderful statement of your faith and a very honest, straight forward piece. I enjoyed the you the natural flow of this piece that did not seemed forced and continued to moved flowingly.

Great Job!!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


4 of 4 people found this review constructive.




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This is just exquisite writing and so heartfelt that it was hard to read and not feel deeply moved. Your faith just shines throughout. This is really wonderful.


Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your faith shines bright in this. It is beautifully written, a true work of art! AGAPE!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a refreshing piece of beauty, thank you. I noticed a typo in the third to the last stanza it should be your not you. Still this is a blessing to any who read it. Great Job.
Debby

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This work is beautifully written, eloquent in gratitude, thankfulness, and glory. I love this and thank James for sharing your work with me. God Speed ... Twilight :)

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

man this is so AWESOME...i just love and agree with it all.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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J
I've always appreciated the simplicity of psalms. To me, this would be perfect spoken out soflty as prayer, which this is, of course. The repetition serves to induce the worshipper into a trance-like state, building to crescendos, arpeggios, arias of sound to celebrate God.

I'm not even Christian, but I sincerely did like reading this. It made me calm and centred. Thanks for sharing =)
J

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

And this is the way psalming is done. I have a soft spot for Christian poetry because I am a JF and a writer - yet my 'muse' still likes hanging around in the basement - the light is harder to achieve - but this is well written, direct - like a prayer or exhortation - well done!

Posted 12 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

The repetitiveness of your starting phrase really caught my eye when i originally opened to give it a read. Is a wonderful statement of your faith and a very honest, straight forward piece. I enjoyed the you the natural flow of this piece that did not seemed forced and continued to moved flowingly.

Great Job!!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


4 of 4 people found this review constructive.

To be honest being a Richard Dawkins fan this isn't really my sort of thing. Seems well written.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Reptitive but I think it works. I liked the message. Sorry I am really tired writing this, was able to get on the cafe' so I thougth I better do some reviews. Nice!

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Dave "Doc" Rogers
Dave "Doc" Rogers

Montgomery, AL



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Artist • Author • Poet • Preacher I am a thinker, ponderer, assayer of thoughts. I have had a penchant for writing since childhood. I prefer "Doc" as an hommage to my grandfather Rob.. more..

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