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Sermons We See

(Edgar A. Guest)

I’d rather see a sermon

than hear one any day,

I’d rather one would walk with me

than merely tell the way;

The eye’s a better pupil

I’d rather see a sermon

than hear one any day,

I’d rather one would walk with me

than merely tell the way;

The eye’s a better pupil

and more willing than the ear,

Fine counsel is confusing,

but example’s always clear;

The best of all the preachers

are the men who live their creeds,

For to see good put in action

is what everybody needs.

I soon can learn to do it,

if you’ll let me see it done,

I can watch your hands in action,

your tongue too fast may run;

The lectures you deliver

may be very wise and true,

But I’d rather get my lessons

by observing what you do;

I may not understand

the high advice you give,

But there’s no misunderstanding

how you act and how you live.

and more willing than the ear,

Fine counsel is confusing,

but example’s always clear;

The best of all the preachers

are the men who live their creeds,

For to see good put in action

is what everybody needs.

I soon can learn to do it,

if you’ll let me see it done,

I can watch your hands in action,

your tongue too fast may run;

The lectures you deliver

may be very wise and true,

But I’d rather get my lessons

by observing what you do;

I may not understand

the high advice you give,

But there’s no misunderstanding

how you act and how you live.

 

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