When trials bring you hardship… fear…
Then count it joy and persevere.
When perseverance has its say,
You’ll be complete in every way.
Ask for wisdom and believe,
And from a generous God receive.
Ask in faith and do not doubt,
Like the waves, wind-tossed about.
The poor rejoice in exaltation,
The rich, in their humiliation.
The steadfast ones are blessed when down,
For when they rise they have their crown.
Don’t beat your own desire’s drums,
Then blame God when tempting comes.
Each good and perfect gift in sight,
Is given by the God of light.
Be slow to let your anger peak,
Be quick to hear and slow to speak.
Renounce all evil, be undeterred,
Receive with meekness the engrafted word.
Those casual hearers of the law,
Forget what they in mirrors saw.
Be doers of that word and never,
Just hearers who are lost forever.
Be steadfast in the law that frees,
In doing you’ll be blessed in these.
Are you a true, religious one?
Then guard your heart, control your tongue.
Pure religion and undefiled,
Serves widow and the orphan child.
Keep from the world, unstained and pure,
To show a faith sincere and sure.
Brothers, show no preference for,
The wealthy rather than the poor.
An evil motive judges things,
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