I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness
will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Christ the Way to Heaven.
Jesus, the spring of joys divine.
Whence all my hopes and comforts flow;
Jesus, no other name but thine
Can save me from eternal woe.
In vain would boasting reason find
The way to happiness and God;
Her weak directions leave the mind
Bewilder’d in a dubious road.
No other name will heav’n approve;
Thou art the true, the living way,
(Ordain’d by everlasting love,)
To the bright realms of endless day.
Here let my constant feet abide,
Nor from the heav’nly path depart;
O let thy spirit, gracious guide,
Direct my steps, and cheer my heart.
Safe lead me through this world of night,
And bring me to the blissful plains,
The regions of unclouded light,
Where perfect joy for ever reigns.
—Anne Steele, The Works of Mrs. Anne Steele (Munroe, Francis, and Parker, 1808).
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation
if you can possibly help it.
But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.