A minister was completing a temperance sermon. After telling his flock about the evils of alcohol, with great emphasis he shouted,
'If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'
With even greater emphasis he shouted,
'And if I had All the wine in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'
And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he shouted as loud as he could,
'And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'
Sermon complete, he said, now we'll sing a hymn and he sat down ...
The song leader stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, nearly laughing,
"For our closing song, let us sing Hymn #365,
'"We Shall Gather at the River"