Repentance is nothing else but a reformation of the whole life according to the law of God
From “Sifted Silver” by John Blanchard
They may look like cotton wool on sticks.
Strewed and scattered they seldom mix
Yet, when the farmers voice they hear
The sheep will flock, and have no fear
In the Bible sheep are mentioned in stories we’re told
Of men that were shepherds, and great leaders of old
The first shepherd was Abel who trusted the Lord
Bringing sacrificed offerings, without seeking reward
We’ve all heard of David, the young shepherd boy
Who defeated Goliath which brought the Israelites joy
By trusting the Lord, he’d worship and sing
For a shepherd no more, but a well known King.
Then there’s the shepherds, who were first on the scene
To see the Lord Jesus, so calm and serene
The birth of a Saviour, the good shepherd to be
The true Lamb of God, born to set sinners free
God sent us this shepherd, to take care of His sheep
So we could be rescued and safe in His keep.
Not one goes missing, that He would not pursue,
And give up His life, as a ransom for you.
This shepherd is Jesus, who came to assemble His flock
Let Him be our foundation, and stand firm on this rock
By understanding His word, and unblocking our mind
Then our eyes will be focused, and no longer blind
Jesus says we’re like sheep, who have all gone astray
Each of us determined to go our own way
Yet, He is the Good Shepherd, who laid down His life
So we could be saved, from everyday strife
Then let us not be like sheep, all scattered and weak
Draw closer to Jesus, and kneel at His feet
Let us all graze together and feed on His word
Through all that we do, and all that we’ve heard.