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Sunday Morning Coming Down

Posted in Christian Theology by sosipater on March 9, 2007

Timmy Brister has some outstanding posts over at his blog discussing the Sabbath/Sunday issue as far as working on Sunday and what is the Christian’s responsibilty concerning the 4th commandment (it is still a commandment isn’t it?).  His conversation was prompted by some requirements of LifeWay employees this year to work one Sunday to work on inventory.  Here are the posts in order:

  1. LifeWay, The Lord’s Day, and The Local Church
  2. Jonathan Edwards on the Perpetuity of the Sabbath
  3. Joel Beeke on Today’s Sabbath Oberservance – Or Lack Thereof

There may be more posts so check back in.

Oh, and as a service to my readers here are the lyrics to the Johnny Cash classic “Sunday Morning Coming Down”.

Well I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head, that didn’t hurt
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad
So I had one more for dessert
Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
And found my cleanest dirty shirt
Then I washed my face and combed my hair
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day

I’d smoked my mind the night before
With cigarettes and the songs I’d been pickin’
But I lit my first and watched a small kid
Playin’ with a can that he was kicking
Then I walked across the street
And caught the Sunday smell of someone’s fryin’ chicken
And it took me back to somethin’
That I’d lost somewhere, somehow along the way

On a Sunday morning sidewalk
I’m wishing Lord that I was stoned
‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone
And there’s nothin’ short of dyin’
That’s half as lonesome as the sound
Of a sleepin’ city sidewalk
And Sunday mornin’ comin’ down

In the park I saw a daddy
With a laughin’ little girl who he was swingin’
And I stopped beside a Sunday school
And listened to the songs they were singin’
Then I headed down the street
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin’
And it echoed thru the canyon
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday

On a Sunday morning sidewalk
I’m wishing Lord that I was stoned
‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone
And there’s nothin’ short of dyin’
That’s half as lonesome as the sound
Of a sleepin’ city sidewalk
And Sunday mornin’ comin’ down

Yes Johnny (and Kris Kristofferson), there is something about a Sunday.

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2 Responses to 'Sunday Morning Coming Down'

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  1. daxw said,

    Always looking for a way to quote Johnny Cash.:)

  2. sosipater said,

    Dax,

    Come’on man, you know that was a great tie in!


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