We all must live in harmony,
Be sympathetic and show love;
And be humble to all thereof.
Pay back not others with evil,
For the evil that they perform;
The desire of the devil,
Ways to cause a violent storm.
Do not insult or ridicule,
Anyone who would insult you;
Bless them while remaining cool,
Letting the blessing remain true.
People who desire to live,
A full life and enjoy good days;
Have to be able to forgive,
Of any tongues that go astray.
Their lips may speak deceitful things,
Evil sayings flow from their tongue;
Convince them of what fate brings,
If not changing what they have flung.
They must turn away and do good,
As well to seek peace and pursue;
Know what to do as he should,
And in knowing how to construe.
The eyes of the Lord are on those,
Who are doing what He approves;
He hears as a confession flows,
As His Holy Spirit removes.
Who will harm you when devoted,
As you do all in which you should;
Though suffering when promoted,
You are still blest if doing good.
Some want to harm but do not fret,
Dedicate your life in the Lord;
Do not let it get you upset,
Always remain in one accord.
Always be ready to defend,
Keeping your confidence in God;
For Christ is your Brother and friend,
With the Father honor and laud.
Those who treat the good Christian life,
With contempt be feeling ashamed;
And will soon suffer with the strife,
As the Gospel will be proclaimed.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer