Half my problem is that while I was taught how to read music in elementary school, I didn't take any classes in it after 6th grade. I know what 4/4 time means (four counts in a measure and a quarter note gets one count). I know which notes get one count, two counts, three counts, or four counts. I assume that 3/4 time means "three counts in a measure and a quarter note gets one count). But while I know how fast to sing the music in my head, I don't know how to write that.
Thankfully, one of the guys in the choir has written songs so I'm going to ask for his help once I've taken this song as far as I can go. I have the first and second verses done. It's the third one that's driving me nuts.