Who Bears The Load

A scoundrel plans what’s wrong

with burning words.

A gossip monger’s voice

is near unheard.

The violence they do

to friends and neighbors who

get led into their traps,

is hard to view. 


The crowns of glory gained

in righteous life

through patient tolerance

of fuss and strife,

display the might of those

whose tempers are controlled.

They leave results to God,

who bears the load. 


Photo: by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Source:  Proverbs 16:27-33

Text: © David Alexander, 2021

Tune: Builth, Public Domain

Score: https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2017/Score/GreatProvidence-Builth-Chords.pdf 

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission

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