These three are the treasures

These three are the treasures

Author: Colin Hodgetts
Tune: SONG OF LAU TSU
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 These three are the treasures to strive for and prize:
be gentle, live simply and have the humility
to shy from the struggle to put oneself first, these are the pearls.

2 If mercy’s abandoned by those who’d be brave,
economy squandered by those who’d be generous,
humility slighted by those who would lead, this is sure death.

3 Be gentle and you can afford to be bold,
be frugal and so have enough to be liberal,
be humble and thus be a leader of all, this is the way.

4 Through gentleness those who attack win the fight,
and those who defend have their safety in gentleness;
this gentleness rests in the children of God, this is their sign.

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Author: Colin Hodgetts

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First Line: These three are the treasures
Author: Colin Hodgetts
Meter: 11.13.11.4
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Copyright: You must contact Hope Publishing to reproduce this selection.



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