1/ The words of wisdom are words of life,
and they shall do me good.
They keep me from the paths of sin,
and lead my soul to God.
There is no knowledge nor wisdom true,
there is no profit nor gain,
but in the fear of the LORD, our God –
the reverence due His Name.
2/ My Father taught me to fear the LORD,
my mother taught me His love.
They walked before me in holiness
and set my interests above.
They said, “My son, don’t forget our words
nor from our ways depart;
but keep them always about your neck
and bind them to your heart.”
3/ “My son, the man who obeys the LORD
shall dwell in safety and peace;
and God shall prosper his every work –
his fruit of grace increase…
so trust the LORD with all your heart,
acknowledge Him always,
and He shall bless you with covenant grace
and walk with you all your days.”
4/ My soul was won by their counsel sweet,
my soul holds fast to the LORD.
The Spirit prospered their discipline
and God has honored His Word:
“The child brought up in the fear of God
and nurtured in the LORD
shall not depart from the path of truth!” –
THEIR LABORS HAVE THEIR REWARD!
~Dave Parks | February 6, 1975