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Not many should become teachers,

Since you know that we will be judged;

Those that want to become preachers,

Should know that others have begrudged.

 

We all stumble in many ways,

While others are offended;

For anyone that never prays,

Unsure of what is intended.

 

A bridle bit to steer the horse,

For his whole body to obey;

That He will be staying on course,

Without any intent to stray.

 

For ships have a tiny rudder,

Directs the ship which way to go;

Harsh winds will cause it to shudder,

In the direction the waves flow.

 

Even the tongue is a small part,

Although it has great pretensions;

Sometimes disobeying the heart,

Competing with its contentions.

 

A house fire starts from a flame,

And the tongue can light a fire;

With wrongdoing it will proclaim,

Setting that hell would desire.

 

Each creature and bird in the air,

Has been subdued by humankind;

Upon this earth that all will share,

Through taming of the human mind.

 

But no human can tame the tongue,

Full of a poisonous evil;

That the vulgar words can be flung,

Being condoned by the devil.

 

Therewith we bless God our Father,

But can curse other in His name;

Though we honor Christ our Brother,

We also will speak to point the blame.

 

The same mouth comes blessings and curse,

But all these things should never be;

Even though we can quote a verse,

Hell fire from the mouth can flee.

 

Springs are not both bitter and sweet,

Neither can be salty and fresh;

Just as some people lie and cheat,

While they lust after the flesh.




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