With Our Lips God Gave

With our lips God gave a blessing,
But be careful how you speak;
Bitter words and hasty speeches
Crush the tender and the weak.

Of the lips be ever watchful,
Let your words be gentle, meek;
Do not wound the hearts around you;
Oh be careful, how you speak.

Many times along life’s journey
Angry words give others pain;
Once they’re spoken, tears and sorrow
Cannot bring them back again. [Chorus]

There are hearts now wrung with anguish
At the mem’ry of the past;
Cruel words to loved ones spoken
How they pierce the heart at last. [Chorus]

As we think of precious jewels
Lying still and cold in death;
Thoughtless words once harshly spoken,
Haunt us till our latest breath. [Chorus]