"Tame De Tongue" Notes

When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, there are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
James 3:3-6

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"Tame De Tongue" Lyrics

  
You can tame de beasts from big to small 
You can make de lion come when called 
But dat is not de hardest one 
Can you tame de tongue? 
 
Chorus: 
Are you saying good or bad? 
De blessing or de curse? 
Do you make it better or do you make it worse? 
Just as de rudder guides de ship 
And if you're living rightly den your tongue won't slip 
And if you're living rightly den your tongue won't slip 
 
De tongue it likes to make de boast 
De tongue it find de trouble most 
De tongue it like to be de liar 
Den your breathin' fire 
 
Chorus 
 
We use de tongue to praise de Lord 
Say a blessing read de Word 
But de same tongue take His name 
Forgetting why He came 
 
Chorus 
 
I say you're living rightly and your tongue won't slip  

© Chris Christensen