For Goodness’ Sake

Ignore the first commandment

And you’re lost

You shall love the Lord your God

With all your heart

With all your soul

With all your mind

And all your strength besides

Ignore this call

And you’ll be woe betide


This is the call to goodness

All your life

In every dot and detail

Even strife

Give your self to goodness

For goodness’ sake

Immerse yourself in kindness

Give and take


If you forget this purpose of your life

And turn aside to selfishness

It’s misery you’ll find

The law is what will save us

Its purpose always kind

Get up each day for goodness’ sake

Keep that goal in your mind


Brian Fahy

15 October 2021  

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