He couldn't speak before a crowd;
He couldn't teach a class;
But when he came to Sunday School
Be brought the folks en masse.
He couldn't sing to save his life,
In public couldn't pray;
But always his jalopy was just
Crammed on each Lord's day.
And although he couldn't sing,
Nor teach, nor lead in prayer,
He listened well, he had a smile,
And he was always there.
With all the others whom he brought
Who lived both far and near -
And God's work prospered, for
I had a consecrated dad.
The weekly bulletin for the Park Avenue Church of Christ, Memphis, TN, June 21,
1987, p. 1.