The Wise Man and the Foolish Man


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.

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Matt. 7:24–27

Hel. 5:12

[illustration] Illustrated by Richard Hull