I Saw the Beam in My Sister's Eye

DESCRIPTION: "I saw the beam in my sister's eye, Can't see the beam in mine. You'd better lef' your sister door; Go keep your own door clean." "And I had a mighty battle like Jacob of old." "I didn't intend to lef' 'em go Till Jesus bless my soul."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious fight
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, pp. 17-18, "I Saw the Beam in My Sister's Eye" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11842
NOTES: The first verse of this is a curious twist on Matt. 7:3f.=Luke 6:41f., in which Jesus warns of seeing a mote/speck in a brother's eye but ignoring the log/beam in one's own. The story of Jacob wrestling God or an angel and demanding a blessing is in Genesis 32:22-32. - RBW
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File: AWG017

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