Humility

Pride in your country, school, achievement, looks and charm,
We men, rebellious, cannot see in pride the harm.
Humility we scorn, we call it weak and wrong,
But pride is really frail, humility is strong.

Humility trust God and does not doubt His will,
Is overwhelmed by grace and know when he does ill.
He wont exaggerate but listens and will serve,
Is teachable forgives much more than is deserved.

Humility has friends, for he will put them first,
Would you not be like him? Do you then humbly thirst?
For many of our surfaces sins are caused by pride,
Humility will cast our unbelief aside.

With unbelief our pride too dies and stops to be,
Believe the gospel to have true humility.
Not pity of our self for treatments we receive,
Instead we turn to God – to Him we humbly cleave.

Do not compare yourself to mortal, finite men,
In competition pride will thrive, if not it ends.
Why do we worship self, and force that others do,
For praise should not come to you, but should be sent from you.

Humility serves God, for God indeed is God,
And we are naught but dust, and formed of mud and sod.
God resists the proud, so therefore do not boast,
Discord and wars and fights all spring from pride – the host.

So therefore ask and do not trust your own device,
Instead believe and bow before the Lord – the Christ.
In unity the church will humble take her stand,
Repent of all your sins – accept Christ’s helping hand.

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Shepherd

The angels herald news
To certain shepherds – Jews
Why bother with these poor and weak?
But listen and you’ll see.

The Christ would be as them,
A shepherd – unto men.
All nations then would be his sheep.
That’s who he came to be.

And they were poor in life,
Thus also was the Christ.
He humbly in a manger sleeps.
That’s how he came to be.

The needy Christ would aid,
By His own blood to save,
The shepherds then were most in need.
That’s why he came to be.