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The 23rd Channel

The TV is my shepherd,
My spiritual growth shall want;
It makes me to sit down and do nothing
for His Name's sake.

It requires all my spare time;
It keeps me from doing my Christian duty.
It produces so many good shows that I must see;
It restores my knowledge of the world.

It keeps me from the study of God's Word.
It leads me in the path of failing to attend worship
and doing nothing for the kingdom of God.

Yea, though I live to be a hundred years old
I shall view my TV as long as it works.
It seems to be my closest companion;
Its sounds and pictures they comfort me.

It provides entertainment for me and keeps me from
doing important things with my family.
It fills my head with ideas which differ from God's will.

Surely, because of all the wasted hours
there will be a lack of rewards at the Bema;
Yet, because of His goodness and mercy,
I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

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