The Things I Do

L. Clair Likes and Vanja Y. Watkins

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    1. I’m much too young to go abroad
    To teach and preach the word of God,
    But I can show I know it’s true,
    Quite simply, by the things I do.
    2. The people in my neighborhood
    Will judge the gospel bad or good
    By how I act at work and play,
    And not just on the Sabbath day.
    3. I’ll take my friends to church with me,
    Where I will act with dignity.
    My rev’rence and my happy face
    Will tell them it’s a sacred place.
    4. In ev’rything I do they’ll see
    I am what I profess to be.
    Then when the elders find their door,
    They’ll say, “Come in and tell us more.”

    Words: L. Clair Likes, 1908–1998. © 1975 IRI Music: Vanja Y. Watkins, born 1938. © 1975 IRI This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

    1 Tim. 4:12

    Prov. 20:11

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    Illustrations by Beth M. Whittaker