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Oh the Tongue
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By Michael P. Johnson
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             Oh the Tongue

The Lord hears one’s every word –Ps.139:2

The evil and the good –Mt.9:4

He’ll judge us on the things He’s heard –Lk.12:2-5

Proceeding as He should –Pr.10:13


Defeat, will dawn on those who doubt –Jn.8:24

Triumph to whom believe –Jn.3:16-18

The joyful word God’s children shout –Zec.9:9

While scornful fail and grieve –Pr.12:13-22


It’s through the tongue we come to stand –Ro.10:9

Through words we stand or fall - Pr.13:13

Life’s value’s learned in Jesus’ hand –Jn.8:32

Profit who heed The Call –Ps.141:3


There’s life and death on every tongue –Pr.10:11

Heaven has all surveyed –Gen.31:50

According to the songs we’ve sung –Mt.12:34

The piper must be paid –Nu.14:28


We can’t delude the risen Lord –Gal.6:7

The eyes of truth sees all –Ps.94:8-9

A reckless word may mean the sword –Pr.12:18

On which a child could fall –Lk.17:1-3


The least of words can lead astray –Jas.3:4

Cause saintly lamps to leak –Mt.25:8

We must beware of what we say –Ps.19:14

Of all we choose to speak –Ps.17:3


What now we sow we’ll also reap –Gal.6:7

This law’s to understand –Pr.3:1

We need to look before we leap –Pr.3:6

To know just where we’ll land –Ps.119:105


Allow no lie within your breath –Pr.5:3-5

No heart, spew forth deceit –Ps.55:21

For this could lead to certain death –Ps.2:16-19

God’s vengeful wrath to greet –Ps.5:6…..

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Submitted: Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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