They lie on the table side by side
The Khordeh Avesta and the TV Guide.
One is well worn and cherished with pride.
Not the Avesta, but the TV Guide.
One is used daily to help folks decide.
No, not the Avesta, But the TV Guide.
As the pages are turned, what shall they see,
Oh, what does it matter, turn on the TV
So they open the book in which they confide
No, not the Avesta, but the TV Guide.
The Word of God is seldom read,
Maybe a verse before they fall into bed
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be.
Not from reading the Avesta, from watching TV.
So then back to the table side by side
Lie the Khordeh Avesta and the TV Guide
No time for prayer, no time for the Word
The plan of Salvation is seldom heard.
But forgiveness so full and free
Is found in the Avesta, not on TV.