Sitting on the Premises

Welcome to another “My Song Saturdays.” I have a lot of fun with these posts. For now, on Saturday mornings I am sharing some of the lyrics I have written. When I run out of songs (if I run out) I may share some of the lyrics that have touched my heart or some of the poetry I’ve written that hasn’t worked into a song.

The past couple of weeks I have shared with you a story from several years ago, when, by complete accident, I found a news paper clipping. On it were ten songs and then something closer to us today but done in a way to bring humor. They are things like last week’s song, “We sing ‘O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,’ but we won’t praise God with the one we have.”

I took the quote, one of the four from the clipping I can remember, and because I don’t want to lose it and the quotes be gone forever, I put them into song lyrics. That one became, “I Love to Hear it in My Ears.” Two weeks ago the quoted song was “Let There be Showers of Blessing.” The quote was, “We sing let there be showers of blessing but we won’t go to church when it rains.” That turned into “So From the Showers We Flee.” I have one or two more like this I will share with you.

This week the hymn is “Standing on the Promises.” The quote was, “We sing ‘Standing on the Promises’ when we are really just sitting on the premises.” I hope you enjoy it.

Sitting on the Premises

Sitting on the premises, it’s my first time
When they stared at me, I thought I’d done a crime
I was in their seat, they thought of me as slime
Sitting on the premises at Church

Sitting, Sitting, sitting on the premises, and just do nothing,
Sitting, Sitting, I’m sitting on the premises at Church.

Sitting on the premises its Holy Ground
The preacher tells us we should let our love abound
I show up on Sunday, more would just astound
Sitting on the premises at Church.

Sitting, Sitting, sitting on the premises, and just do nothing,
Sitting, Sitting, I’m sitting on the premises at Church.

Sitting on the premises of Christ’s own Church
For today’s lesson I will not go search
When it’s read aloud my lips will form a smirch
Sitting on the premises at Church.

Sitting, Sitting, sitting on the premises, and just do nothing,
Sitting, Sitting, I’m sitting on the premises at Church.

Sitting on the premises I know there’s more
Maybe what the preacher said can tell the score
I don’t want to live my life just like before,
Sitting on the premises at Church.

Sitting, Sitting, sitting on the premises, and just do nothing,
Sitting, Sitting, I’m sitting on the premises at Church.

Sitting on the premises grace comes to me
It’s a gift that God gives us all you see.
The gift is so that we can have eternity,
Sitting on the premises at Church.

Sitting, Sitting, sitting on the premises, and just do nothing,
Sitting, Sitting, I’m sitting on the premises at Church.

Sitting on the premises from sin I’m free
Through the blood of Jesus, I have victory
AI tell all the world what God has done for me and
I’m standing on the promises of God.

Standing, Standing, standing on the promises, of Christ my savior
Standing, Standing, I’m standing on the promises at church.

I pray you have a blessed weekend – AT CHURCH!

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved
Permission is given for the non-commercial use of this post.

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