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SPEAKING OUT

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SPEAKING OUT

Oh Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder,
And Your hand over my mouth,
As I go about my business,
Do my work and keep my house;

And when it comes to doing that,
Help me to do just that.
Help me to sweep up my own dirt,
Instead of staring at,

All the dirt that clutters 'round,
My neighbor's dirty door step.
Let me instead tend to my own,
For there I'll find more yet.

Let me not be quick to judge,
Nor slow to lend an ear,
And help me keep a civil tongue,
Offending not Your ear.

If I can't speak one good word,
Let me not speak at all,
For in the multitude of words,
The devil has a ball.

Help me to remember,
What goes on inside my head,
Will find it's way out through my mouth,
And fill my life with dread;

So teach me Lord, to think good thoughts,
For as the saying goes,
It's often best to close your mouth,
And just breathe through your nose.



"THE CHARACTER OF EVEN A CHILD CAN BE KNOWN BY THE WAY HE ACTS, WHETHER WHAT HE DOES IS PURE AND RIGHT."
Proverbs 10:11

"TO HATE IS TO BE A LIAR, TO SLANDER IS TO BE A FOOL."
Proverbs 10:18

"A WISE MAN HOLDS HIS TONGUE. oNLY A FOOL BLURTS OUT EVERYTHING HE KNOWS."
Proverbs 10:14

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  1. Date: 2/14/2012 5:13:00 PM

    cute sayings within these lines, me mouth can castigate me fine, shut up johnson:)

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball Date: 2/15/2012 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Don. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/14/2012 6:56:00 AM

    keep the faith

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball Date: 2/14/2012 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/14/2012 3:12:00 AM

    Speak out Judy...... - oxox Anne-Lise

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball Date: 2/14/2012 4:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne Lise. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/14/2012 12:06:00 AM

    this is a good one and so very true! love,Deb

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball Date: 2/14/2012 12:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Deb. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB