The Two-Edged Sword

by | May 18, 2010 | Poem, Words

Teach me, O’ Lord, to hold my tongue
And tell me what to say, If I am tempted to hurt someone
Or lead someone astray.  

Lord, I don’t mean to criticize
Or cause them grief or pain.
So, help me just to bite my tongue
And teach me to refrain.  

The tongue is like a two edged sword.
It cuts so deep and wide.
So, when I feel like lashing back,
Please show my humble side.  

We can’t be seen as Christians, Lord,
If we all fuss and fight.
We can’t lead sinners from the dark,
If we can’t shine our light.  

So, let them see you live in me,
Just as I live in you;
Because you judge us by the things we say
And by the things we do.  

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Even a fool when he holdeth his peace, Is counted wise; and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.`Prov. 17:28  

© 2007 by Vickie Lambdin


The Two-Edged Sword