The reporter sat at the concert watching
the duo; a beloved old Gospel hymn singing
one stood still - stiff: performing
the other praising - experiencing
The difference in the two so glaring obvious
one seemed bored, the other seemed glorious
the one there to get the job done
the other, wanted - needed to run
After the meeting was over; the lights out
the reporter waited to pose his question
"Sir, why do you praise and dance and shout?
On all you've made such an impression"
"The Lord has done so much for me
saved my soul and gave such victory"
"Have not these others experienced the same"
the reported asked. It all sounded insane.
With a sopped kerchief the singer dabbed a tear
"The difference you see . . ." again the man stalled
"is so easy to understand, — throughout the years
". . . I never lost the wonder of it all . . ."