Monday, November 2, 2009

EXCUSES

Author Unknown

Excuses, excuses, you'll hear them every day
And the Devil he'll supply them if from church you stay away
When people come to know the Lord, the devil always loses
So to keep them folks away from church he offers those excuses

In the summer, it's too hot, and in the winter, it's too cold
In the spring time when the weather's just right, you find some place else to go
Well, it's up to the mountains or down to the beach or to visit some old friend
Or, to just stay home and kinda relax and hope that some of the kin folks start dropping in.

Well, the church benches are too hard, and that choir sings way too loud.
Boy, you know how nervous you get when you're sitting in a great big crowd.
The doctor told you, "Now, you better watch those crowds. They'll set you back."
But you go to that old ball game because you say it helps you to relax.

Well, a headache Sunday morning and a backache Sunday night.
But by worktime Monday morning, you're feeling quite alright.
Well, one of the children has a cold, "Pneumonia, do you suppose?"
Why, the whole family had to stay home, just to blow that poor kid's nose.

Excuses, excuses, you'll hear them every day.
And the devil he'll supply them if from church you stay away.
When people come to know the Lord, the devil always loses
So to keep them folks away from church, he offers those excuses.

Well, the preacher he's too young, and maybe he's too old.
The sermons they're not hard enough, and maybe they're too bold.
His voice is much too quiet-like. Sometimes he gets too loud.
He needs to have more dignity, or else he's way too proud.

Well, the sermons they're too long, and maybe they're too short.
He ought to preach the word with dignity instead of "stomp and snort."
Well, that preacher we've got must be "the world's most stuck up man."
Well, one of the lady's told me the other day, "Well, he didn't even shake my hand."

Excuses, excuses, you'll hear them every day.
And the devil he'll supply them if from church you stay away.
When people come to know the Lord, the devil always loses
So to keep them folks away from church, he offers those excuses.

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