This is inspired by the words of Job in Chapter 29 of the Old Testament book of Job.

God takes good care of me

He always holds a lamp before me

I walk through the dark by His light

God’s friendship graces my life and home

The Mighty One is always by my side

My children are all around me

Everything is going my way

My steps are bathed in cream and the rock pours out rivers of oil for me

Wherever I am, the young and the old greet me with respect

I am honoured by everyone in town

When I speak, people listen; they hang on my every word

People who know me speak well of me

My reputation goes ahead of me

I am known for helping people in trouble

And for standing up for those who have no helper

The dying bless me and the bereaved are cheered by my visit

All my dealings with people are good

I am known for being fair to everyone I meet

I am eyes to the blind and feet to the lame

I am a father to the needy and the champion of the outcast

I break the fangs of the wicked and pluck the victim from his teeth

My days are multiplied as the sand

My life is deep-rooted and well-watered

The dew lies all night on my branch

My glory is fresh within me and my body stays robust

Men and women listen when I speak; they hang expectantly on my every word

After I speak, they are quiet, taking it all in

They welcome my counsel like the new rain, drinking it all in

When I smile, their faces light up and their troubles take wing!

I lead, establishing the mood and setting the pace for the world around me

This is me because I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God lives in me.