The flock refuses now to hear,
From the pulpit, Godly teaching.
They tell God's man to scratch the ear,
And to water down the preaching.
They went in debt, built a church;
Took their mind off God that day,
Told the preacher, "settle down"
If you expect, this debt to pay.
Now the flock has things their way:
They hear not, the things of old.
The preacher, now, has no say;
The truth, no longer, can be told.