The Other Cheek

If it is peace that I want
If it is joy that I seek
I will find it only
When I offer my cheek

For it is not in revenge
That is the mark of the weak
But true strength is shown
When I offer my cheek

I can’t find God’s best
Unless like Christ I am meek
I find my Father’s favor
When I offer my cheek

In the valley of self pity
From anger’s mountain peak
I can do no harm to others
When I offer my cheek

Find true rest dearest child
Here Jesus does speak
If you claim to be His
You must offer your cheek

Mt 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall
smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.