Speak gently. It is better by far
to rule by love than fear.
Speak gently. Let no harsh word mar
the good you may do here.
Speak gently to the young, for they
will have enough to bear;
pass through this life as best they may,
’tis full of anxious care.
Speak gently to the aged one
Grieve not the care-worn heart,
whose sand of life are nearly run,
let such in peace depart.
Speak gently, kindly to the poor,
let no harsh tone be heard.
They have enough they must endure
without an unkind word.
Speak gently…’tis a little thing
dropped in the heart’s deep well;
The good, the joy that it may bring
eternity shall tell.
— Author Unknown
Meditation: Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. – Ephesians 4:29
Are the consolations of God too small for you, And the word spoken gently with you? – Job 15:11
Whoever rebels against your command and does not heed your words, in all that you command him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and of good courage. – Joshua 1:18
Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, And you have strengthened the feeble knees; – Job 4:4
How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! – Psalm 119:103
My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. – James 3:1-12
You will succeed in Jesus Name!