Footprints of Mercy and Grace

Are goodness and mercy the things that I seek
From Jesus my Shepherd today?
His emerald- green pastures and quiet pure streams
That encourage and guide in His way

And when I look back at the trail of the past
And those who are following me
Will they discover a Christ who is kind
And whose gentleness sets others free?

Or in my hurry while running so fast
Have I trampled hearts in my race?
Oh, that I would walk so that others could see
His footsteps of mercy and grace!

His goodness and mercy shall follow me
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever
Psalm 23:6 KJV

Footprints of Mercy and Grace by Peter Caligiuri
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The Good Shepherd’s Staff

The Lord is my Shepherd into deep valleys green
He leads with His staff by a quiet soft stream
But when sin beckons, He tells me to walk
On the straight narrow way through the cleft in the rock

And through the valley of shadows and tears
His rod and His staff comfort all of my fears
When my enemies set up an ambush ahead
He shows me a table where His banquet is spread

Then If I stop to worry about things left undone
His goodness and mercy lead me farther along
With His cross ever guiding like a good shepherd’s staff
We will come to His house when our journey is past!

Waits Past the Door

Waits Past the Door

He the Good Shepherd we must learn to trust
Through the valley of shadows and fears
His is the word and a rod and a staff
That comforts in weakness and fears

Then to His banqueting table prepared
Where a cup full of blessing awaits
While my enemies watch His sure mercy pours out
Jesus comes and He never forsakes

Last we will travel to Father’s own home
Where a place that He purchased is ours
He commands us fear not, enter in by its gate
There forever life waits past the door

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 
John 14:2 KJV

          Past the Door by Peter Caligiuri           
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