True Confession

"Lord, I confess my sins today,
I have left some duties undone
Dishonoured you by my actions
Bringing shame to your Blessed Son.

I hurt one of your children, Lord,
With a few cutting words to-day,
You know I could not help it,
Lord, It is just that I'm built that way.

For I am very honest, Lord,
And I always speak my mind,
And you know I couldn't help it, Lord
If my manner was rather unkind."

"True honesty starts with self my child,
And rather than be unkind
Be sure your thoughts are right with God
Before ever you speak your mind.

Confession is not enough, my child,
There must be repentance, too
Then you you will learn to deal kindly with others
As God has dealt kindly with you."