Be careful how you speak

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1. With our lips God gave a blessing,
But be careful how you speak;
Bitter words and hasty speeches
Crush the tender and the weak.

Of the lips be ever watchful,
Let your words be gentle, meek;
Do not wound the hearts around you;
Oh be careful, how you speak.

2. Many times along life's journey
Angry words give others pain;
Once they're spoken, tears and sorrow
Cannot bring them back again. [Chorus]

3. There are hearts now wrung with anguish
At the mem'ry of the past;
Cruel words to loved ones spoken
How they pierce the heart at last. [Chorus]

4. As we think of precious jewels
Lying still and cold in death;
Thoughtless words once harshly spoken,
Haunt us till our latest breath. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #100

Author: Clarence M. Seamans

Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children. Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >

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First Line: With our lips God gave
Title: Be careful how you speak
Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Refrain First Line: Of the lips be ever watchful
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