Hearing And Doing


Tune: Buckland

('Loving Shepherd of thy sheep')

James 1 v.22-25; Matthew 7 v.24-27


Be you doers of the word

Of God, for you it have heard

But do not mere only hear

If so, you deceive self here


If hearing only, one be

As in mirror self does see

Beholds a few moments, when

Goes away forgets view then


But who looks into the law

Perfect law of liberty sure

And continues in it, shows

Actions, such true blessing knows


If hearing and not doing

Recall this, and to mind bring

I like man who built on sand

No progress made on his land


But if hearing and doing

We shall know the Lord's blessing

Be like man who on rock built

In storms stood firm, did not wilt


  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 21st, 2022 02:55
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 26


  • Goldfinch60

    Good one Orchi.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold. Yes, and they are hearing me singing, and doing something about it- buying ear plugs. lol.

    • Neville

      Once again, I'm with Teddy ... a nice message contained therein ........ 🙂

      • orchidee

        Thanks N. Or in ye olden language 'I thanketh thee'.

      • Dove

        Nice to Here Or is that Hear .. 😀
        Well versed as always

        • orchidee

          Thanks Dove.

        • Crowns4Christ

          Very nicely done Orchi, I bet you and Fido can sing very loud on that stone foundation, Dion and I can hear that lovely song here in the states my friend

          • orchidee

            Thanks Blue.

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