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S.M.

1
King Solomon of old
A happy choice had made;
’Twas not for life, ’twas not for gold,
Nor honours that he prayed.

2
He chose that better part
That leads to heavenly joys,
A wise and understanding heart,
And God approved the choice.

3
And though both wealth and ease,
And power and honour came,
We find he did not gain from these
His glory and his fame.

4
Far better than his crown,
And all his grand array,
That wisdom which the Lord sent down,
To guide him in his way.

5
For wisdom from above,
Will teach us heavenly things,
How we may learn to fear and love,
And serve the King of kings.

6
If this is what we seek,
We cannot ask amiss;
The youngest, seeking child may speak,
And ask the Lord for this.