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Heather wrote at 2008-07-22 17:53:40
I love this song - must have burned out an eight track with this song on it when I was a kid (a very, very young kid, mind you!)  I was just thinking about this song last night and trying to figure out the chords, so thanks for the Ken Medema website info!  This is from memory, so I might have some words wrong or missed a verse, but here it is...



Well there's a man I'd really like for you to know.

Mister Simon is his name, folks like him so.

He's got friends in all the nicest parts of town.

His name is known all around.



Chorus:

Every Sabbath morning, when the bells begin to ring.

Mister Simon's at the church, that's where he does his thing.

Well he loves to see the lovelies, who come to praise the Lord,

And he loves to hear the people singing all in one accord.



When Mister Simon prays in church, he's always heard.  

You'll note his every elegantly spoken word.  

And every time he gets the chance, he prays out loud.  

Well he loves the church, he loves the crowd.



(Chorus)



While Mister Simon's uttering his pious prayers.

There's one who sits in back who seems quite unaware.

You see him kneeling, and you hear him softly cry:

Lord, I'm no good at all. Lord have mercy on me.

Lord, I have sinned against you.  Lord, have mercy on me.



Well Simon, did you see that man in church today?

Kneeling, weeping in a most peculiar way?

Ah, yes, I hear his reputation's not so fine.

I'm glad his reputation isn't mine.



(Chorus)



Two men walked into the church upon that Sabbath morn'.

One left slightly wrinkled,

The other left reborn.  


Mark wrote at 2010-06-06 04:17:21
MR. SIMON

Thereís a man Iíd really like for you to know

Mr. Simon is his name, and folks like him so

Heís got friends in all the nicest parts of town

His name is known all around



Well, every Sunday morning when the bells begin to ring

Mr. Simonís at the church; thatís where he does his thing

He loves to join the lovelies whoíve come to praise the Lord

He loves to hear the people singing all in one accord



When Mr. Simon prays in church heís always heard

You note his every elegantly spoken word

And every time he gets the chance he prays out loud

He loves the church; he loves the crowd



Well, every Sunday morningÖ



While Mr. Simonís uttering his pious prayer

Thereís one who sits in back who seems quite unaware

You see him kneeling, and you hear him softly cry,

ďLord, Iím no good at all. Lord, have mercy on me.

Lord, I have sinned against You. Lord, have mercy on me.Ē



Well, Simon did you see that man in church today

Kneeling, weeping in a most peculiar way?

Yes, I hear his reputationís not so fine

Iím glad his reputation isnít mine



Well, every Sunday morningÖ



Two men walked into the church upon that Sunday morn

One left slightly wrinkled; the other left reborn




RJ wrote at 2011-03-14 20:02:02
Back in the 70s i had a recording of this song, sung by Dave Brubaker.  Does anyone know whatever happed to him and his music?




Drew wrote at 2013-11-10 21:39:21
I had a tape of Keith Green playing this song. I loved it. Now I can't find anything but this page.


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