Live Your Creed by Langston Hughes is one of my favorite poems of all time. (please read when you get a chance)

Live Your Creed
Written by Langston Hughes
I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one any day.
I’d rather one walk with me than just to show the way.
The eye is a better pupil and more willing than the ear.
Advice may be misleading but examples are always clear.
And the very best of teachers are the ones who live their
For to see good put into action is what everybody needs.
I can soon learn to do it if you let me see it done.
I can watch your hand in motion but your tongue too fast
may run
And the lectures you deliver may be very fine and true
But I’d rather get my lesson by observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you and the fine advice you give
But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how
you live.

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10 Responses to Live Your Creed by Langston Hughes is one of my favorite poems of all time. (please read when you get a chance)

  1. Rob says:

    This poem was originally done by Edgar A. Guest

    • Mary says:

      Rob, you are correct! This poem it titled “I’d Rather See a Sermon” and was written by Edgar Albert Guest, 1881-1959.

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  6. 1234 says:

    Langston Hughes is the best poet in the world

  7. clarkd says:

    If only Langston Hughes had actually written this! It wasn’t just “done” by Guest, it was written by Edgar Guest.

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  9. Kenshae Vallers says:

    den y everybody sayin its by Langston Hughes? y is he getting all du credit? huh? Huh? HUh? HUH?

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