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A preacher was completing a sermon on temperance. With great expression he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river!"

The congregation nodded their approval. With even greater emphasis the preacher added, "And if I had all the wine in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river, too!"

The people clapped and said, "AMEN."

"And if I had all the whiskey in the world," said the preacher, "I'd take it and throw it into the river!"

As the reverend sat down, the song leader then stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, "For our closing song, let us sing Hymn 365: 'Shall We Gather at the River.'"




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