The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
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    The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

    Brightly

    1. The wise man built his house upon the rock,

    The wise man built his house upon the rock,

    The wise man built his house upon the rock,

    And the rains came tumbling down.

    2. The rains came down, and the floods came up,

    The rains came down, and the floods came up,

    The rains came down, and the floods came up,

    And the house on the rock stood still.

    3. The foolish man built his house upon the sand,

    The foolish man built his house upon the sand,

    The foolish man built his house upon the sand,

    And the rains came tumbling down.

    4. The rains came down, and the floods came up,

    The rains came down, and the floods came up,

    The rains came down, and the floods came up,

    And the house on the sand washed away.

    Actions:
    Rock: Plant right fist solidly in palm of left hand.
    Rains: Let hands descend from high in the air.
    Floods: Raise hands with palms up.
    Sand: Wiggle fingers and move arms back and forth in front of body.
    Washed away: Wiggle fingers and move arms out away from the body.

    Words and music: Southern folk song

    Matthew 7:24–27

    Helaman 5:12