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The Tongue

- Karl Berg
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Lyrics : The Tongue
Chorus:
The tongue is a world of iniquity, the tongue no man can tame
It sets on course the fires of hell engulfing all in it’s way
Words of gossip and slander, frustration and anger, 
Go forth in such a reckless way
So often we speak without stopping to think of the toll that our words will take
So often we speak without stopping to think of the toll that our words will take.
 
Like a ship upon the ocean we ride the waves of life
And our tongue is like the rudder that steers us left or right
And every day the choice is ours and ours alone to make
We can let our tongue run loose, or let the Spirit take the reins.
 
Chorus:
 
So often when we’re injured we react with words of spite
For the pride within us rises up to defend our rights
But if we don’t think before we speak, then before we realize
We’ll be speaking words of death instead of words of life.
 
Chorus:
 
Now at times we may think we’re joking just having a little fun
We may think our words mean nothing, but there’s power in the tongue
Every word we speak has the power to build up or tear down
Our words will bless or curse, you see there is no neutral ground.
 
Chorus:
 
Now a day is surely coming, we will stand before the throne
And we will give an accounting for every idle word we’ve thrown
So speak words of life, not words of death, words of blessing, words of peace
Let the anointing of the Lord be on every word we speak.
 
Karl Berg    June 96