The other day I came across a 56 page pamphlet about the First Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by Max Hamilton. It was titled First Baptist Church: Historical & Current Highlights, 1972. I glanced at it, glanced again, and then began reading. The entire pamphlet is written in rhyming verse.
From the first lines of the introduction …
“The First Baptist Church Historical and Current Highlights
Is a concise package of facts, trials, faith, and heights”
… to the beginning of the last paragraph …
“One Sunday evening at Primary B.T.U.,
The main program was over and it was play-time cue.”
… the whole thing rhymes!!
Many of the rhymes are pretty standard, but others are more of a stretch:
“In June 1919, off Trade Street in Seversville,
A group formed a Sunday School to execute His will.”
So to Hamilton’s rhyming tome I give all praise,
Although it left me in a daze.