Profitable Progressions

Tune: Trentham

(one tune to 'Breathe on me, breath of God')

James 4 v.13-18


Consider, you who say

We shall do so today

Of this and that, whate'er we please

What with us all agrees


You say a year you shall

Continue there, do well

And gain and profit true surely

Whate'er will be, will be


Yet sure you do not know

If any thing be so

Not e'en tomorrow's matters see

You know not what shall be


Your life a vapour is

Thus be assured of this

That it appears a little time

Then is gone from life's rhyme


For this you ought to say

'If the Lord will', and pray

So shall we live and do His will

Safe in His presence still


But here if you rejoice

In boastings of your choice

'Tis all evil, good you not do

So 'tis sin unto you



  • Michael Edwards

    Fine work as ever Orchi

    • orchidee

      Thanks Michael.


      BREATH ON ME BREATH OF GOD ~ An awesome Prayer ~ Hymn ~ BUT we have to be careful what we ask for ~ GOD could answer such a Prayer and then hold us to it ! Love JAMES a very practical BOOK ~ Boast not thyself of tomorrow ~ GOD alone knows what a Day may bring forth ! In California ~ one day giving thanks that you were not burned alive and the next drowning in the MUD ! Remember ABERVAN ~ A terrible way to go ~ I have read about it and visited the cemetery ~ so many Young Children drowned in a fluidised slag heap. CARPE DIEM ~ it may be your last ! Thanks ~ for a thought provoking HYMN & POEM ~ Yours BRIAN

      • orchidee

        Thanks Brian.

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