GIDEON BIBLE

Gideon was a Judge of Bible lore
whom God commanded: Gideon make thou war!
Go and set the Israelites free
from their false idolatry
and while you’re at it leave a bible in the drawer.

There’s a Gideon Bible in your hotel room
in this time of great uncertainty and gloom
for any sin which you are liable
just consult your Gideon Bible
in the top drawer of the dresser in your room.

Since 1908 they’ve been placed and read
in every hotel hospital prison cell and shed
if you stray into Satan’s Lair
you’ll find Gideon waiting there
in the top drawer of the dresser near your bed.

Now Gideon’s name means Mighty Feller of Trees
and in that name there’s a mighty prophecy
because the amount of trees it took
for all the paper in those books
I’m surprised there’s any forests left for you and me.

There’s a Gideon Bible in your hotel room
in this time of great uncertainty and gloom
for any sin which you are liable
just consult your Gideon Bible
in the top drawer of the dresser in your room.

 

(unrecorded, published in QUADRANT)