1382. Everyone Should Be Quick to Listen

1. Everyone should be quick to listen—hear now and heed—
Slow to speak, also slow to anger in word and deed.
Anger does not yield a life praised by the Lord,
So get rid of all sin and humbly accept God’s Word.

2. If you listen, but do not practice, you’ll go astray,
Like a man who looks in a mirror, then goes away.
You must keep looking; God’s Word will set you free.
Don’t forget what you’ve heard, but do it, and blessed you’ll be.

3. If you think you’re a model Christian, yet speak too free,
If your tongue has no rein, faith’s worthless; you’ve been deceived.
Here’s faith the Father accepts as pure and true:
Help the needy, keep from defilement in all you do.

Text Information
First Line: Everyone should be quick to listen--hear now and heed--
Title: Everyone Should Be Quick to Listen
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Language: English
Copyright: Released into the public domain
Tune Information
Composer: Asa Brooks Everett (1871)
Incipit: 33332 16655 31233
Key: E♭ Major
Source: The Amaranth, by Atticus G. Haygood & Rigdon M. McIntosh (Nashville, Tennessee: 1871)
Copyright: Public Domain

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