Stop me Lord before I start
To say that idle word
To gossip or monopolize
Or say something absurd.
Oh help me Lord to turn to You
Before I start to speak
Sometimes I rattle on and on
As though I’ve sprung a leak!
Fill my mouth with words of life
Instead of lifeless talk
I want to give You glory Lord
I want to walk the walk
My tongue was made for praising God
Not empty ramblings
O precious Lord I need to be
Reminded of 3 things
Is what I am about to say
This will test the content
Of all I say or do
And so dear Lord, I give afresh
My tongue to You to tame
To bless encourage and to speak
And magnify Your name.