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Two Voices Cry Out to Be Heard

"My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent" (Proverbs 1:10).
"Wisdom calls aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open squares" (Proverbs 1:20).

Two Ways

 

1.   Two voices cry out to be heard;
         Take heed, my soul, and listen well.
      For only one voice leads to life,
         The other down to death and hell.

2.   The voice of sinners fills the streets,
         There on the innocent they prey.
      Take heed, my soul, do not consent,
         Lest you with them be cast away.

3.   The voice of wisdom cries aloud
         Above the din of sin's deceit.
      "How long, you simple, will you choose
         The evil way, the scoffer's seat?"

4.   It's wisdom's voice I long to hear
         To guide my steps which way to go.
      Her words of warning, I would heed;
         Her wealth of knowledge, I would know.

5.   Lord, help me find the righteous way;
         Guide me in ev'ry thought and choice.
      For You alone have words of life,
         Atune my heart to love Your voice.

6.   Let me hear clearly wisdom's call;
         Tune out the noise of sin's allure.
      Listen intently to God's Word
         And there in Christ find rest secure.

"Two Voices Cry Out to Be Heard"
WORDS: Ken Puls, May 8, 2018
MUSIC: Henry K. Oliver, 1832
TUNE: FEDERAL STREET (L.M.)
THEME: The Voice of Wisdom

The idea for the hymn came from a message on Proverbs 1 entitled "The Beginning of the Good Life" preached on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, by our associate pastor, Jared Longshore. There are two voices vying for our attention: the enticement of sinners (from the world) and the call of wisdom (from God and His Word). If we are to learn the fear of the Lord and find the way of life we must tune out the world and listen to the voice of wisdom.

Words ©2018 Kenneth A Puls
Music: Public Domain

 

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