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.
|First Line:||Be doers of the word of God|
|Title:||Be Doers of the Word of God|
|Author:||Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2003)|
|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|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 2003 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|
|Source:||Gesangbuch der Herzogl. WirtembergischenKatholischen Hofkapelle|