Make Your way straight before me.

I began to sing the old hymn “Lead Me Lord” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley.

I Googled it and found several YouTube versions with the lyrics: Lead me Lord. Lead me in Your righteousness. Make Your way plain before my face. For it is You Lord, You Lord only, that makest me dwell in safety. One video had the lyrics superimposed over a background of beautiful photos of the Cross of Christ with a choir singing in the background. I joined in the worship singing with another video of a four-person a cappella group from a small church in Cape Town, South Africa. As I began to sing, I changed the first line of the song to Keep me Lord. Keep me in Your righteousness…*Radical Integrity*


I am a kept woman!

Scandalous don’t you think? 

But I am not ashamed because I am kept in perfect peace 

   I am kept by the power of God Himself, through Jesus Christ. 

I am kept in His everlasting arms and He calls me His beloved,

   the apple of His eye

The power and the authority of the Holy Spirit, 

   the True Living God keep me! 

I am a kept woman! Scandalous don’t you think? 

But I’m not ashamed 

   I am not ashamed because You,“LORD, 

      You alone are my inheritance, 

         my cup of blessing. 

            You guard all that is mine.”

I am a kept woman with benefits! 

I am kept in perfect peace. 

I must never ever forget all of my benefits:

   That all of my sins are forgiven,

      That I am healed of all of my diseases. 

So, Praise the Lord O my soul for I shall never forget all of His benefits!

I am a kept woman!

I have a priceless inheritance that is kept in Heaven for me. 

   It is pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.

He clothes me with strength and dignity, 

   I can laugh at the days to come. 

For I am a kept woman

   permanently and completely kept 

      because He continually intercedes for me

His beloved!

My inspiration for this poem came from the following Scriptures:

Psalms 16:5, Psalms 103:2, 1Peter 1:4,5 and Hebrews 7:23-25 


  1. Awesome piece! As I read and re-read your words, my spirit was reminded of Song of Solomon 2:9

    **My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.**

    How sweet to be kept by the beloved who knows when and how to check on us.

    Well done Mama!!!🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

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