Hear and Hearken
June 1995

“Hear and Hearken,” New Era, June 1995, 10–11

Special Issue:
The Scriptures—Written for You

In Tune:

Hear and Hearken

1. I read words upon the paper,

Race thru pages one by one,

And forget these words are coming

From the Father and his Son.

So my eyes stray to the window

As my thoughts lag far behind,

And the power of the scriptures

Fails to reach my wand’ring mind.


2. If I concentrate and focus,

Train my mind to really seek,

Then the letters take on meaning

And the words begin to speak.

What were once but plain black letters

Take on life and lift me up,

Heal my heart and soothe my spirit,

And refill my empty cup.


3. In the scriptures there is power

If I pay the needed price.

First I read and then I ponder,

And apply them in my life.

Oh the joy, the joy of knowing

What the Lord would have me do.

For in doing comes the power

To meet life and see it through.



I must hear and hearken,

Read, and then obey.

I must pray and ponder,

Then walk within his way.

It is not enough to read,

To lay hold upon the word.

Not until I give full heed,

Will he know I have heard.

Copyright © 1986 Lynn S. Lund. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church and home use.

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