Hold Them Tightly in Your Heart

Don’t forget the things you’ve learned but hold them tightly in your heart.

Length of days and years of life; abundant welfare they impart.

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Loyalty and faithfulness enhance the person who you are.

Reputation, adulation, will be yours from near and far. 

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Yes, you’re smart, but there’s one smarter in whom you should put your trust. 

When you’re guided by God’s wisdom all your pathways will be just.

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If you would be healthy, turn from evil when the choice is clear. 

Let your body know refreshment found in holy, godly fear. 

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Don’t be greedy, feed the needy. They’re around you all the time. 

There’s enough for everybody; barns of plenty, vats of wine. 

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Take correction and instruction. These are offered out of love. 

They are demonstrations of the care that’s lavished on you from above. 

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Photo: by Ismail Salad Hajji dirir on Unsplash 

Source:  Proverbs 3:1-12

Text: © David Alexander, 2021

Tune: Animae Hominum   Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF-2010/TheresAWideness-AnimaeHominum.pdf

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