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Hymns To God™

Be Slow To Speak

Lyrics: Ulmer, Kate
Music: McPhail M. L.
Music Score: PDF
Projection Score:
Sound File: Midi
MUP File: Hymn Page
Copyright: Public Domain - USA

Be Slow To Speak

by Kate Ulmer

Oh, what pain and sorrow, bitterness and woe,
Evil speaking causeth in this world below;
Loving hearts are broken, dearest hopes destroyed
In their beauty blighted by the thoughtless word.

Oh, remember, Jesus ev'ry word doth hear,
By His Holy Spirit He is ever near;
Think how much He suffered ere you wound Him more,
When the world's reviling for your sake He bore.

Love that thinks no evil, dwelling in the heart,
By His Holy Spirit He is life impart;
Then each tho't and action by its pow'r controlled
Word unkind, 'twill prompt us carefully withhold.

Make your life a blessing, follow after peace,
Patient-y pursue it from all evil cease;
Scatt'ring deeds of kindness speaking words of love,
Thus the pathway brighten to your home above.


Ye, who love the Savior and would win His smile,
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from guile;
He will ever help you,if His aid you seek,
Whatsoe'er betideth, lovingly to speak.