When wisdom builds her house

It’s where diligence will dwell,

And where foolishness is much forsaken

So ultimately all runs well.

It’s where instruction and understanding

And where learning is increased;

Having the fear of the Lord

And where faith is thus released.

When wisdom lifts up her voice

It’s so the simple become prudent,

And when excellence flows from her lips

It’s a truth that’s heaven sent.

All who seek her diligently

Find knowledge and discretion,

And hate all pride and arrogance

And all evil ways unmentioned.

Riches and honour are her necklace

And her fruit is better than gold,

Since wisdom is timeless and everlasting

She never will grow old.

Wisdom is better than rubies

And produces much righteousness,

And the counsel emanating from her lips

Knows how to answer best.

Whoever finds wisdom finds life indeed

And much favor from the Lord,

And blessed are those who keep His ways

Where peace and joy is stored.

In wisdom the foundations of the earth

Were created at His demand,

And when He drew a circle on the face of the deep

Waters wouldn’t transgress His command.

Wisdom is personified

In our Lord and Savior,

Who perfectly fulfilled the Law

And in God’s eyes found favor.

(C) P.B. 2019