Scrambled Eggs and Toast
Artist: Gerry Rzeppa
www.GodlyChristianMusic.com
When I was just a little boy, my mom taught me religion.
Told me all the rules to keep to get in good with God.
Say lots of prayers, don't kill or swear; don't lie or steal or cheat - (Exodus 20:1-17)
On Sunday get to Mass, and on Friday don't eat meat. (Mark 7:7)

I prayed to lots of statues, I lit my share of candles.
I told some lies - but only white - and I always went to church.
I kept the rules, in fact I'd say I kept them better than most -
'Cause every Friday, at every meal, I had scrambled eggs and toast.

I don't like fish and I don't like cheese; I don't like macaroni.
So it was extra hard for me when Friday'd roll around.
But I kept the rules, in fact I'd say I kept them better than most -
And every Friday, at every meal, it was scrambled eggs and toast.

Well years went by and for all the rules I was mighty cold and empty. (Romans 7:1-24)
I knew that though I tried my best, I just wasn't right with God.
So I got to readin' God's own words and as far as I could tell -
For all the eggs, and for all the toast, I was goin' straight to hell. (Romans 3:10,23)

You see, the Bible says that we can never work our way to Heaven. (Habakkuk 2:4)
In fact it says our best-est deeds are filthy rags to God. (Isaiah 64:6)
It says the just are saved by grace, not works, lest they should boast - (Ephesians 3:8-9)
And that's fine with me 'cause I've had my fill of scrambled eggs and toast.

I don't like lies, and I don't frauds, and I don't like Man's Religion.
I don't like folks who'd have me hope where there's no hope to find.
The Bible says I'm saved by grace, not works, lest I should boast - (Ephesians 3:8-9)
And that's fine with me 'cause I've had my fill of religion, eggs and toast.

Now I know that on the day I die I'm headed straight to Heaven. (Luke 23:43)
And I know that He who saved me can keep me in His hand. (Isaiah 49:16)
And there'll be no stops in firey spots along the road to home (Romans 8)
'Cause Jesus died and paid the price for every sin I've known.

But I don't think free salvation is a license for loose livin'.
'Cause it's hardly free when it cost the blood of the only Son of God. (Matthew 27:46)
And the law now is the Law of Christ, and I serve the Lord above - (Galatians 6:2)
Not from fear, or dread of Hell, but from gratitude and love.

Yes, I love the truth, I love the Lord, and I love the Holy Bible. (Psalm 19:7-11)
I love the blood He shed for me when I was in my sin. (Romans 5:8; Hebrews 9:14)
And now I'm free from keepin' rules to serve the Lord I love - (1 John 3:16)
Not from fear, or dread of Hell, but from gratitude and love.
And now I'm free to serve the Lord from gratitude and love.

Spring, 1982
gerry.rzeppa@pobox.com