“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Psalm 37:25).
David reflects on the care of the Lord –
How He always is blessing His own;
Since the days of his youth the shepherd boy saw
That God’s children were never alone.
Their heavenly Father stood at their right hand
His grace and His mercy were shown.
Forsaken? No, never will God leave His seed
To wander outside of His care.
David remembers when helpless he stood;
Satan fought hard, his soul to ensnare.
God’s promises stand, His love does not swerve –
In battle David need not despair.
Did David then triumph? No, David is weak!
‘Tis the Lord Who will win every fight;
And David accedes – it’s not his own strength,
But the King of all power and might.
Now as an old man, he praises God’s name,
His Redeemer, upholding the right.