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A gentle tongue and a fitting word will do the most good.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 25:11-15

ESV Text: Proverbs 25:11-15

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:2 and ends at about 1:42

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     11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. 12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

     13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

     14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

     15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 228 :
Oh, Enter, Lord, Thy Temple — Organ Audio

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1. Oh, enter, Lord, Thy temple, 
Be Thou my spirit’s Guest, 
Who gavest me, the earth-born, 
A second birth more blest. 
Thou in the Godhead, Lord, 
Though here to dwell Thou deignest, 
Forever equal reignest, 
Art equally adored. 

2. Oh, enter, let me know Thee 
And feel Thy power within, 
The power that breaks our fetters 
And rescues us from sin; 
Oh, wash and cleanse Thou me 
That I may serve Thee truly 
And render honor duly 
With perfect heart to Thee. 

3. Thou art, O Holy Spirit, 
The true anointing Oil, 
Through which are consecrated 
Soul, body, rest, and toil 
To Christ, whose guardian wings, 
Where’er their lot appointed, 
Protect His own anointed, 
His prophets, priests, and kings. 

4. Thou, Holy Spirit, teachest 
The soul to pray aright; 
Thy songs have sweetest music, 
Thy prayers have wondrous might. 
Unheard they cannot fall, 
They pierce the highest heaven 
Till He His help hath given 
Who surely helpeth all. 

5. Thy gift is joy, O Spirit, 
Thou wouldst not have us pine; 
In darkest hours Thy comfort 
Doth ever brightly shine. 
And, oh, how oft Thy voice 
Hath shed its sweetness o’er me 
And opened heaven before me 
And bid my heart rejoice! 

6. All love is Thine, O Spirit; 
Thou hatest enmity; 
Thou lovest peace and friendship, 
All strife wouldst have us flee; 
Where wrath and discord reign, 
Thy whisper kindly pleadeth 
And to the heart that heedeth 
Brings love and light again. 

7. Our path in all things order 
According to Thy mind, 
And when this life is over 
And all must be resigned, 
Oh, grant us then to die 
With calm and fearless spirit 
And after death inherit 
Eternal life on high.