A Nation Needs No Wall (Psalm 127)

Without love as its cornerstone, a church is bound to fall.

Compassion as its watchword means a nation needs no wall.

To rise up early, work all day, subsist on bread of anxious toil,

Is truly vanity. God offers rest to lovers one and all. 


If you would leave a heritage for those who follow on,

you’ll find it in the character of daughter and of son.

For gold will tarnish, fame will fade, respect may be transformed to hate,

But what you truly are will surely shine in what they emulate.


Photo:    by Rémi Müller on Unsplash

Source:  Psalm 127

Text: © David Alexander, 2020

Tune:  The Seven Joys of Mary

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2012/Score/OneHumanFamily-7Joys.pdf 

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission 

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