The Practice
by Gary N. Skorheim

I need to practice, before I preach,
If God's whole Purpose I'm to reach.
To write a poem and publish it,
First It has to be well 'writ'.

To write a song and have God in it,
It takes longer than a minute.
Unless He stops and speaks to me,
I can't sell it, or give it free.

So on to practice, Hearing More,
Before I write a work or score;
In practicing He gives us More,
To help some others reach His Shore.