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Owe No Debt To Anyone
Except To Love One Another
(Rom 13, 8)

    If you--unfed--
    Must beg fish, bread, or egg,
    With thanks-filled palms,
    Then, live by alms men give.

    Ask loans, but wait
    Till need is great--not greed;
    Repay them lest
    Relief should nest a thief.

    Buy all you must,
    But pay what's just, and lay
    On payable
    Accounts the full amounts.

    What's owed apart
    From purse, let heart disburse,
    And owe no debt
    Above the debt of love.

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