2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
1 Corinthians 14:2-4 KJV
There’s nothing wrong with speaking unknown tongues,
Unless you’re teaching Sunday School in church.
God gave you vocal chords and also lungs
To worship Him, not leave us in the lurch.
The Spirit speaks the truth into the heart,
And sometimes whispers secrets unrevealed.
Such mysteries remain so from the start
Unless a translator is there to yield. 1
If you’re to lead your brethren into war
It’s so important they know what you mean.
An unknown call in battle they’ll ignore, 2
So speak commands that’s understood and keen. 3
An unknown tongue’s for you and you alone.
If you’re to prophesy, let it be known.
1 1 Corinthians 14:13
2 1 Corinthians 14:8
3 1 Corinthians 14:15