For whenever I speak, I cry out,
I shout, “Violence and destruction!”
For the word of the LORD has become for me
a reproach and derision all day long.
If I say, “I will not mention him,
or speak any more in his name,”
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
shut up in my bones,
and I am weary with holding it in,
and I cannot.
"Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you. I have many in this city who are my people."
— God to Paul (Acts 18)
How shall the young direct their way?
What light shall be their perfect guide?
Your Word O Lord, will safely lead,
If in its wisdom they confide.
Sincerely I have sought you Lord,
O let me not from you depart;
To know your will and keep from sin
Your Word I cherish in my heart