The Things I Do


The Things I Do

With expression

1. I’m much too young to go abroad

To teach and preach the word of God,

But I can show I know it’s true,

Quite simply, by the things I do.

2. The people in my neighborhood

Will judge the gospel bad or good

By how I act at work and play,

And not just on the Sabbath day.

3. I’ll take my friends to church with me,

Where I will act with dignity.

My rev’rence and my happy face

Will tell them it’s a sacred place.

4. In ev’rything I do they’ll see

I am what I profess to be.

Then when the elders find their door,

they’ll say, “Come in and tell us more.”

Words: L. Clair Likes, 1908–1998. © 1975 IRI

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins, b. 1938. © 1975 IRI

1 Timothy 4:12

Proverbs 20:11