Sheep Among Wolves

I send you forth as sheep among wolves,

Be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

In all that you do beware of men,

For they are filled with all manner of sin.

 

They, to the councils will deliver you,

And they will scourge you with blow after blow.

They will bring you before governors and kings because of me.

These things you will both experience and see.

 

The Spirit will give you what to say,

And God will be with you on that day.

You will be hated by all men for my name’s sake,

And that is why, you they will take.

 

When they persecute you in this city flee to another.

Sooner or later you will find a brother.

You will not have gone over your country home,

Until the Son of man has truly come.

 

The disciple is not above his master,

And to me they have sown persecution and disaster.

The servant is not above his lord,

And I, your lord have been deplored.

 

Through all of this, fear them not,

Nor all of their wily schemes and plots.

There is nothing covered, that will not be unveiled.

There is nothing hid that shall not be revealed.

 

What I tell you in darkness, speak in the light.

Teach it and preach it with all of your might.

Proclaim it from places where many may hear.

Those who oppose you, you are not to fear.

 

Fear not those which kill the body,

And yet the soul they cannot kill.

Fear him who in hell, can kill the body,

And in hell can kill the soul as well.

 

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:

be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves”.

Matthew 10:16

 

Jim Norman