Righteousness Is Not Self-Righteousness

Music: First Contact.
By Jahzzar.
Performed by Jahzzar at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

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Righteousness is not self-righteousness,
As it requires a humble, loving heart.
Maybe one is proud that one is faithful
And slowly turns more arrogant than grateful,
Delighting in oneself. But faith is tearful,
Alight with longing and joyful tenderness,
Never whole but as an indigent part.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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