Proverb Pieces 4


Tune: Wolvercote

('O Jesus, I have promised')

Proverbs 25 v.8-15


Go not forth hastily to strive

Be patient, and so thrive

In case you know not what to do

If in our strivings you

Are put to shame by your neighbour

So with neighbour confer

And go not round secrets sharing

But keep them private thing


Or otherwise one may you hear

As they draw to you near

Hear the secret, and infamy

Shall then sure with you be

A word fitly spoken it be

Like apples of gold, see

In pictures of silver, so framed

Your wisdom shall be named


As an earring of gold, and too

An ornament gold true

So is a wise reprover here

Upon obedient ear

As cold of snow in harvest time

Occurring in life's rhymes

So is a messenger faithful

To they who send him all


For he does so refresh the soul

Of his masters, makes whole

But whoso boast of a false gift

Is like clouds which uplift

And give no rain, no fruit produced

So produce is reduced

By long forbearing persuasion

Is made by gentle ones

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 22nd, 2023 03:07
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in The themes change mid-verse in some this poem, in some of the proverbs.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 8
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  • arqios

    Refreshing in all its meanings are quite good to have in the living of this earthly life.

    • orchidee

      Thanks CB. I was wise, until me brain cells went on holiday! lol.

    • Neville

      They do say a change is as good as a rest .. I now need a rest 😎 🪣👙☀️⛱️🍷🏝️👍

      • orchidee

        Thanks N. That'll be 2 rests. You said it twice!

      • Neville

        They do say a change is as good as a rest .. I now need a rest 😎 🪣👙☀️⛱️🍷🏝️👍

      • Goldfinch60

        Good one Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Gold.

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