35. Be Doers of the Word of God

Be doers of the word of God,
Not simply those who hear.
Be ones who look into God’s word,
Obey, and persevere.
Be quick to listen, slow to speak,
And slow to anger, too.
Put wrath aside; instead, be meek
And let God work in you.

Religion that is undefiled,
Religion that is pure
Will reach to help the orphaned child
And welcome all the poor.
If people come here poorly dressed,
To judge them is a sin.
The rich aren’t better than the rest;
God welcomes poor ones in.

O Christ, you save us by God’s grace
From having to obey.
Then freed to love, we can embrace
A life that seeks your way.
May we be doers of the word,
May faith shine through our deeds;
And as we seek to trust in God,
May ethics follow creeds.

Text Information
First Line: Be doers of the word of God
Title: Be Doers of the Word of God
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2003)
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: 1 John 3:18; 1 John 3:23; Ephesians 2:7-8; Ephesians 5:1-2; James 1:19-27; James 2:1-7
Topic: Grace of God; Justice; Life in Christ
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: ELLACOMBE
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Gesangbuch der Herzogl. WirtembergischenKatholischen Hofkapelle



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