The Bible and the TV Guide

Forgiveness of sin is not found on t.v.


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.