HEAVENLY PADLOCK OH LORD PUT ON MY MOUTH
Composed by Z. A. Ogunsanya, 24/5/2019. In my room, early in the morning, while meditating on my bed.
Ps. 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Refrain: Heavenly padlock (O Lord), put upon my mouth
So that my tongue may be, under Your full control
Heavenly padlock (O Lord), put upon my mouth
That I may only talk, when it is necessary
That I may only say, that which is necessary.
1. For Your word says dear Father
There is time to talk
There is time to be silent
Too much talking will
Always lead to sin.
2. For by thy words thou shalt be
Justified and by
Thy words thou shalt be condemned
This is the verdict
Of Your word my God.
3. For he that keepeth his mouth
Keepeth his life too
He that openeth wide his lips
Shall have destruction
Is what Your word says.
4. For if any seems to be
But control not his own tongue
He deceives himself
Worshipping in vain.
5. For the rich man cried in hell
Let Lazarus bring water
To drop on my tongue
That is burning now.
6. For he that will love life and
Also see good days
Must bring tongue under control
Must speak no guile but
Only what is good.
7. For no corrupt word should come
Out of our mouths
But that which can edify
And will minister
Grace to the hearers.