Best Seat Words: Brenton Prigge © 2007 New Hymn CCLI # 5041286

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© 2005 Brenton Prigge


Suggested Tune ALSTONE (L.M.) by C E Willing [click tune name to play midi]

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1. We want the best seats in the house
and in the lime-light if you please
we like the game of cat and mouse
but only if we get the cheese!


2.  They say location says it all
and sea-views say it louder still
and woe betide you if you fall
the wrong side of the track or hill.


3.  Am I what I eat, drive and wear?
Am I then lost if these I lose?
Can I be known with one long stare?
  It's time we walked in other shoes!


4.  The best seat in the house remains
the one you choose to give away,
and seeking nothing more to gain
than seating those who least can pay.

Based on Revised Common Lectionary (C) for 22nd Ordinary

Jeremiah 2:4-13 and Psalm 81:1,10-16


Proverbs 25:6-7 and Psalm 112

Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16

Luke 14:1,7-14