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“Argument,” Ensign, June 1972, 51


Aesthetic sensibility

has been

decreeing that

I should not sing

hymns lustily,

a trifle sharp or flat.

Musicians wince

as I intone

pure praise

and real thanksgiving.

This second form of

worship gives me

such a zest for living!

I’m sure God can distinguish

a false note

from the start;

but does he

analyze the voice—

or listen to the heart?