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More about Charles E. Davis:
Charles E. and Maria A. Davis are songwriters living in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Charles has been a piano teacher and musician for many years. He currently teaches privately, and with Musicland. Maria has been writing lyrics and poetry for several years. Both Charles and Maria enjoy writing music in English and Spanish, and have published several vocal, choral, and instrumental works commercially. They are Award of Merit Winners in the LDS Church 2014 Church Music Submission Awards.
More about Maria A. Davis:
Charles E. and Maria A. Davis are songwriters living in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Maria has been writing lyrics and poetry for several years. Charles has been a piano teacher and musician for many years. He currently teaches privately, and with Musicland. Both Charles and Maria enjoy writing music in English and Spanish. They are Award of Merit Winners in the LDS Church 2014 Church Music Submission Awards.
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This hymn recognizes the folly of men’s wisdom compared to God’s everlasting light, truth, and wisdom.  Versions are included in both English and Spanish

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Lyrics: Verse 1: <br/> <br/>Men who think they are wise, <br/>Who dazzle the mind, the eyes, <br/>They do at last their theories leave <br/>With no conclusive ending. <br/> <br/>Men who think they do know, <br/>Who mock the creator of old, <br/>They die in ignorance and pride, <br/>For they are puffed up inside. <br/> <br/>Verse 2: <br/> <br/>Men who think they are strong, <br/>Who conquer by strength alone, <br/>They are in truth so very weak, <br/>And by their weight do tumble. <br/> <br/>Men who become rich, <br/>Who help not those humblest, <br/>They die one day, their souls empty; <br/>In truth they ne’er had a thing. <br/> <br/>Verse 3: <br/> <br/>Wisdom gives life to thought, <br/>While ignorance reason kills. <br/>For man doth live in darkness till <br/>He wakens to God’s glory. <br/> <br/>Wisdom, truth, and light <br/>From heaven doth make man wise <br/>To his relationship to God <br/>And precious truths of life. <br/> <br/>Chorus: <br/> <br/>For the wisdom of the wise <br/>And the things they do devise <br/>Shall vanish like the dew <br/>At sunrise. <br/> <br/>For the truth of the Lord, <br/>Forever shall it stand, <br/>Immovable, unchangeable, <br/>In splendor grand. <br/>
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