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C.M.

1
No real advantage can proceed
From doing what is wrong;
For if at first it should succeed,
’Twill not continue long.

2
Elisha’s servant told a lie,
In hopes to gain some gold;
He knew his master was not by,
And thought he’d ne’er be told.

3
But God, with great displeasure, sees
The money thus procured;
And for his sin a sad disease
He all his life endured.

4
Then may we all avoid and fear
To say what is not true,
Since God can always see and hear,
And He can punish too.