Make This the Apple of Your Eye

Make this the apple of your eye,

to hear my words and then apply 

commandments that will give you life

and teachings that will make you wise. 

—–

Let wisdom as your sister start

to write these things upon your heart. 

Defend yourself from bitter end;

take insight as your closest friend.

—–

A tempter’s words are silky smooth,

when heard by simple ones and youths. 

They promise pleasure worth pursuin’

but ultimately lead to ruin.

—–

Avoid the tempter’s offered path

and save yourself from grief and wrath.

Temptation lies with ev’ry breath

to lead us on the way to death. 

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Photo: by Lavi Perchik on Unsplash

Source:  Proverbs 7:1-??

Text: © David Alexander, 2021

Tune: Vom Himmel Kam Der Engel Schar,  Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2017/Score/FromEastToWest-VomHimmel-Chords.pdf 

Audio: www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission.