Keep Watch

Keep watch upon the ways you take, for though they may seem right,

they could just lead straightway to death or injury and fright. 

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The heart knows its own bitterness, no stranger shares its joy.

In laughter there is sadness. Grief awaits and will destroy. 

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The folly of a fool misleads. Destruction’s near at hand.

Confession for the soul is good, it makes us understand. 

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We think we’re fine, untouched by sin, on paths that never curve.

But in the end, upright or bent, we’ll have what we deserve.

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Photo:  by Omer Rana on Unsplash

Source: Proverbs 14:8-14

Text: David Alexander, 2021

Tune: Newbury, Public Domain

Score: https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2017/Score/ILoveToThink-Newbury-Chords.pdf 

Audio: www.smallchurchmusic.com Used by Permission

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