These three are the treasures

These three are the treasures

Author: Colin Hodgetts
Tune: SONG OF LAU TSU
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 These three are the treasures to strive for and prize:
be gentle, live simply and have the humility
to shy from the struggle to put oneself first, these are the pearls.

2 If mercy’s abandoned by those who’d be brave,
economy squandered by those who’d be generous,
humility slighted by those who would lead, this is sure death.

3 Be gentle and you can afford to be bold,
be frugal and so have enough to be liberal,
be humble and thus be a leader of all, this is the way.

4 Through gentleness those who attack win the fight,
and those who defend have their safety in gentleness;
this gentleness rests in the children of God, this is their sign.

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Author: Colin Hodgetts

I was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1940 and so spent four years under German occupation. Most of my schooling was at Elizabeth College, Guernsey.I played clarinet, piano and organ. At St. David’s College, Lampeter (BA), I held an organ exhibition. (1957-1960) At Ripon Hall, Oxford, I prepared for ordination in the Church of England. (1960-1961) I took a PGCE in RE and Music at the Institute of Education, London. (1964) I served my curacy at St. John-at-Hackney, East London. There I founded a youth drama group, assisted by Geoff and Chris Coward, with whom I wrote five plays which incorporated ‘folk’ music, dance and film slides. We performed in many London venues, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southwark Cathedral, St M… Go to person page >

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First Line: These three are the treasures
Author: Colin Hodgetts
Meter: 11.13.11.4
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
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