Saturday, July 25, 2009

Virtue

If there be any virtue, and if there by any praise, think on these things (Phil. 4:8).
Think noble thoughts if you would noble be;
Pure thoughts will make a heart of purity;
Kind thoughts will make you good, and glad thoughts gay,
For like your thoughts your life will be always.
What e'er is true and reverend and just,
Think o'er these things, and be like them you must;
Of good report, of lovely things and pure,
Think, and your mind such nectar shall secure.
Thank much of God and you shall like Him be,
In words of faith and hope and charity;
Protect His image from all foul abuse,
And keep the temple holy for His use.
By F. G. Burroughs in (Streams In The Desert)

5 comments:

Mildred said...

Beautiful verse and poem today Patsy. Blessings to you both this Sunday.

Renie Burghardt said...

Lovely, Patsy!

Sunday blessings to you.

Looks like it will be a beautiful Sunday.

Hugs,

Renie

blushing rose said...

Patsy ! This verse is beautiful ... TTFN~ Marydon

Shelley said...

This is an excellent sentiment - we should all keep good and kind thoughts in our heart.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Patsy,
One of my favorite verses, I quote it so often . Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue