When I have
been away from church too long
and no one brings the host into my aisle,
and I am less like one man than an isle
by trusting to my own faith to be strong;
and when my thoughts of God are not directed,
and none enjoins me to daily pray,
and I first fear that I may be washed away
by my own faith, being self-convicted;
because I keep my self right-up
and, so, reflect an interest to be upright;
because I toil and struggle toward the light;
I want a worship service set-up.
Because if you deliver—I can wait
for bread and wine and one collection plate!