Feeling snubbed at her aspirations at taking the lead soprano part in the choir, Patience is ready to move on to other choirs in other towns. It might not seem that it would matter much, but Ely tries to convince Patience that she is tops in so many other areas, that it would be a shame to lose her. Will she listen to reason? What do the rest of the choir members think about her hurt feelings? As they discuss the matter, the choir sings, On a Sunday Afternoon. As details emerge, Ben gets to the real motive behind the search for greener pastures. Will she be moved by all the compliments and nice things the gang say about her? And without her even being dead!
Ben sgteps up to the organ and puts his deep bass voice to work with, Old Black Joe. The phone rings, and it’s Mr Wilkins, the director from that rival choir. Will his sweet talk pay off and win Patience over? It wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that the man is unmarried, would it? Cliff Tyler sings, I Look into Your Garden.
Mr Wilkins visits to meet the gang. Will the choirs meet on friendly terms, and share sheet music? Will this be the beginning of a whole new life, and find Patience finally singing soprano? Wilkins shares news that bursts Patience bubble of love, and more is shared to knock Patience of her cloud of joy. The choir sing the hymn, There’s a Land Beyond the River.
Moral of the story: The grass on the other side isn’t as green as it appears, appreciate what you’ve got.