On the table side by side:
The Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
One’s well worn but cherished with pride
(Not the Bible, but the TV Guide).
One’s used daily to help folk decide,
Not the Bible, it’s the TV Guide.
As pages are turned, what will they see?
Oh, what does it matter, turn on the TV.
Then confusion reigns, they can’t all agree
On what they will watch on the old TV.
So they open the book in which they confide
(Not the Bible, it’s the TV Guide).
The Word of God is seldom read —
Maybe a verse e’er they fall into bed,
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be
(Not from reading the Bible: from watching TV).
So then back to the table, side by side,
Are the Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
No time for prayer, no time for the Word.
The way of salvation is seldom heard.
Abiding in Christ so full and free
Is found in the Bible, not on TV.