Can I preach what you practice, brother?
Or would I be run out of town?
Can I show you as an example
For your children to see and mark down?
Do I dare to repeat in public
What you said to the boys yesterday?
Or should I blush and forget the gossip
You repeated from the girls across the way?
Would you tolerate an inspection
With a real microscopic view?
If not, what do you suppose God thinks
When he sees all the things that you do?
If I cannot preach what you practice
And it be truly pleasing to you,
You need to change your ways immediately
Before you receive just what you are due.