orchidee

Profitable Progressions



Tune: Trentham

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

James 4 v.13-18

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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

 

Comments3

  • Kat

    I am familiar with your song. It is right and not wrong. Enjoyed!

    • orchidee

      Thanks Kat.

    • Michael Edwards

      Fine work as ever Orchi

      • orchidee

        Thanks Michael.

      • BRIANSODES

        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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