Playing Church


I used to work with a man that was so proud to say he was a deacon of his church. I was about 23-24 and he was in his 60’s. He was cheap and conniving and would secretly go to seedy topless bars. This song was inspired by him and as a reminder to myself!

Playing Church Lyrics

I Was Playing Church On Sunday
Wearin’ All Those Fancy Clothes
I Had Gold Inlaid In My Bible
But The Author I Did Not Know

They Even Made Me A Deacon
Cause I Always Knew What To Say
I Couldn’t Wait To Greet You
And Send You On Your Way

Chorus:
I Was Busy Playing Church
While The Real Ones Lived God’s Plan
They Were Taking Strangers In Their Homes
Puttin’ Money In The Widow’s Hands
I Believe That God Just Might
Do His Best Work
While Some Of Us Are In Here Playin’ Church

He Was Broken Down On The Highway
But I Had To Pass Him By
I Was Late For Sunday Service
I Hope He Found A Ride
Lord, Who Is My Neighbor?
I Haven’t Got A Clue
What If He Was The Least Of These
Oh, Lord, What If He Is You

Chorus:
I Was Busy Playing Church
While The Real Ones Lived God’s Plan
They Were Taking Strangers In Their Homes
Puttin’ Money In The Widow’s Hands
I Believe That God Just Might
Do His Best Work
While Some Of Us Are In Here Playin’ Church

Bridge:
God Bless The Saints Right Here
On Sundays
Show Us How To Serve You All Week Long

Chorus:
I Was Busy Playing Church
While The Real Ones Lived God’s Plan
They Were Taking Strangers In Their Homes
Puttin’ Money In The Widow’s Hands
I Believe That God Just Might
Do His Best Work
While Some Of Us Are In Here Playin’ Church

Credits

Words & Music by Chuck White & Morgan Cryar

Vocals by Chuck White & Morgan Cryar

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2 Comments

  1. Taia says:

    Thank you for that song

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  2. Giena says:

    Since I started in our chruch in January I've learned a lot about how chruch services are structured. The chruch I'm at would be described as traditional in terms of hymns / service structure (prayer / hymn / announcements / hymn / sermon / hymn / breaking of bread service.) This seemed to me to have been the case for many years.However what I have learned is that this structure appeals to many people, including those new to chruch as it is regular without being predictable, and they know what's going to happen. In terms of the traditional nature of our praise etc, we are working with what we have, rather than grafting in new approaches from outside. The members of our chruch would welcome new approaches/methods within the chruch as long as the message of the Gospel wasn't diluted / distracted from as can be the case in new approaches of chruch. I'd also like this to be organic as new people with creative gifts join the chruch and are encouraged to express them to the glory of God.We sit / we stand / we pray / we preach / we laugh / we cry / we sing / we're quiet / we chat / we listen I think without being prescriptive that's what the chruch is supposed to do!We're structured enough to enable people to not feel out of place but we're flexible enough to adapt the service depending on what's happening That's us I'm not saying it's right or wrong or it couldn't be amended slightly but, it's just us.

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