tinkling, and men by their talking.
Speak, that I may see thee.’ saidSocrates. The tongue's power to do good is simply incalculable. It can impart valuableknowledge; it can speak words which will shine like lamps in darkenedhearts; it can pronounce kind sentences which will comfort sorrow, or cheerdespondency; it can breathe thoughts which will arouse, inspire, and quickenheedless souls, and even whisper the divine secret of the life-givingGospel, to those who are spiritually dead. What good we could do withour tongues, if we would use them to the full limit of their power for good, noone can compute!
“The boneless tongue, so small and weak,Can crush and kill,” declared the Greek.“The tongue destroys a greater horde,”The Turk asserts, “than does the sword.”The Persian proverb wisely saith,“A lengthy tongue – an early death;”Or sometimes takes this form instead,“Don’t let your tongue cut off your head.”“The tongue can speak a word whose speed,”Say the Chinese, “outstrips the steed.”While Arab sages this impart,“The tongue’s great storehouse is the heart.”From Hebrew wit the maxim sprung,“Though feet should slip, ne’er let the tongue.”The sacred writer crowns the whole;“Who keeps his tongue doth keep his soul.”
I have not much to offer To Christ, my Lord and King;No wealth, no might, no wisdom, No noble gift to bring."Five loaves and two small fishes?" But what alas are theyAmong the throngs of hungry who crowd life's troubled way?"Five loaves and two small fishes?" Not much, dear heart, 'tis true;But yield them to the Master and see what He can do!Placed in His hands of mercy Thy little will be much.'Tis not thy gift that matters But His almighty touch!
All the above material is taken from books which are in my library. Totaf