Week After Week

Lyrics

Verse 1
I cannot tell the diff’rence ‘tween one Sunday and the next
They all seem the same to me. Course what else can I expect?
The music plays, I sing along. I know the songs quite well.
But I’m not thinking of what they mean, Nor the message that they tell.

Refrain
Why do I come week after week and sit here on this pew?
I get no help. I have no hope.What am I to do?


Verse 2
The pastor stands to preach and I settle in my pew
Of all the words the pastor says, I do understand a few
I try hard to listen and to follow what is said
But thoughts of what to cook for lunch keep on filling up my head.

Refrain
Why do I come week after week and sit here on this pew?
I get no help. I have no hope.What am I to do?


Verse 3
Well, pretty soon the preachin’s done, The pastor ends with prayer.
The service has gone by so fast that I wonder, was I there?
Each week’s the same, so what’s the point, if I could be so bold?
I would really rather stay in bed, that is, if the truth were told.

Refrain
Why do I come week after week and sit here on this pew?
I get no help. I have no hope.What am I to do?


Verse 4
Just as I do each Sunday last week to church I came
But this time it was diff’rent something was not the same.
I heard them tell of Jesus as I sta there on that pew
And I understood that He died for me, that I’m a sinner too.

Refrain (last time)
Now I still come week after week but when I leave this pew
Jesus now goes with me and gives me hope anew.

Words and Music © 2012; revised © 2020 Constance Smith. All rights reserved. Use by permission.

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Scripture Reference:For this is how God loved the world:
He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him
will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (Holy Bible, New Living Translation)
CCLI number:7151988
Song themes:indifference, apathy, God's forgiveness and love
Keys:Cm & C
ISMN (paper):979-0-53013-005-6
ISMN (e-pdf):979-0-53014-005-5
ISRC number:not yet recorded