Wholesome Words

Tune: Glenfinlais

('Daises are our silver')

Psalm 12 v.6-8


The words of the LORd, pure

They be e'er fro sure

As silver is tried in

The furnace within


Seven times they purified

None more pure beside

Whole an perfect, spotless

Are they, we confess


Your word stands, LORD, you keep

Safe from harm your sheep

Save them from enemies

Each your guidance sees


Wicked show when evil

Rears its head, we tell

But when righteousness shows

Love and peace here grows


  • orchidee

    That author of the hymn, Jan Struther, also wrote 'When a knight won his spurs', another childhood hymn. I was around when the knight slew those dragons, of course - were you?!

  • FredPeyer

    I'm like you Orchi, an old dragon slayer. Still remember the good old days in the castle with lead piping, lead cups and lead forks. Guess that's why I am a little funny now.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Fred. You 5 million years old too?! lol.

    • Goldfinch60

      Good write Orchi, that last stanza is so true.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Gold.

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