tongue can cause death or life
Bitterness, anger and often pain
Can cut through like a sharp knife
O cause me to stop.. pray ... refrain.
words held comfort and healing
They even calmed the stormy sea
May I never be so unfeeling
Or use words that cause hurt and misery.
tame my tongue, grant discipline
When words of anger suddenly spurt -
Forgive, when I commit a verbal sin
May my words help - instead of hurt.
late I learn to say `I'm sorry'
Harsh words fall like blackened rain
O use my words for Your sweet glory
Let not my expressions be in vain.
You for the art of expression
Keep me sensitive to those I meet
May my tongue learn the blessed lesson
Of speaking life - not death and defeat.