Please Tame My Tongue
The tongue is such a mighty force
With strength beyond its size
To wound or heal, to help or hurt,
To spread the truth or lies.
You’ve said no mortal can control
Or tame their tongue alone,
So, Lord, I need Your help and strength
To guide its words and tone.
Please set a careful watch to guard
My words and what I say,
And help me keep my lips from sin
To honor You, I pray.
Work deep within to change my heart
That all I think and say
Might well reflect Your truth and grace
And please You day by day.
Christina Joy Hommes
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21
“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:5-8
“Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3
“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.” James 1:26
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” Luke 6:45
“Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 6:4