On the table, side by side
The Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
One is well worn but cherished with pride
No, not the Bible, but the TV Guide.
One is used daily to help folks decide
No, it isn't the Bible, it's the TV Guide.
As the pages are turned, what shall they see?
Oh, what does it matter-turn on the TV.
Then confusion reigns; they can't all agree
On what they shall watch on the old TV.
So they open the book in which they confide
No, not the Bible, the TV Guide.
The Word of God is seldom read
Oh, maybe a verse as they fall into bed.
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be
Not from reading the Bible, but from watching TV.
So then back to the table, side by side
Is the Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
No time for prayer, no time for the Word
The plan of salvation is seldom heard.
Forgiveness of sin, so full and free
Is found in the Bible, not on TV.