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 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

~Author Unknown to me