Friday, January 23, 2009

Lyrical Fun

Eddie Eddings is a very talented and prolific cartoonist with a weird sense of humor. He began his blog, Calvinistic Cartoons in November, 2008. And in just a couple months he has managed to attract at least 36 regular followers of which I am one. I started my blog over a year ago and I only have eleven followers. I’m not jealous; I’m just curious about how he did that.

Last week Eddie introduced a lyric contest for his followers. The object was to write lyrics of a theological nature to the tune of the children’s song, “I’m A Little Teapot.”

There were several contributors and a total of 16 entries. Some of them were actually quite clever. I submitted four entries because I thought Eddie was going to award the winner a certificate like he does for his caption contests and I REALLY WANTED A CERTIFICATE.

Well I am happy that one of my entries was the winner but I DIDN’T GIT NO STINKIN’ CERTIFICATE. Oh well, I’ll get over it.

My attempt at writing the winning lyrics was to articulate each of the five points of Calvinism (TULIP) in five verses. Remember, sing this to the tune of “I’m A Little Teapot.”

There really is no good in me.
I am rotten and I’m sure you will agree.
Everything I do is all about me.
That is Total Depravity.

My salvation is all of Grace,
Nothing I can offer will my sins erase.
God has chosen me for His mercy,
Election comes unconditionally.

Christ came to seek and save His own.
His death on Calvary did atone.
For all He called, His blood was shed
And only those, it’s limited.

I was on the run, I wouldn’t be found
But the Spirit tracked me like a thirsty bloodhound.
When He caught me I couldn’t resist
And now my soul is finally at rest.

From my sins I have been freed.
My perseverance is guaranteed.
He has saved me to the uttermost,
And for that I cannot boast.

Well, that was fun. Thank you Eddie Eddings.

The rest of the entries can be seen here. Eddie has just introduced the tune, “Singing In The Rain,” for his next contest.

8 comments:

Eddie Eddings said...

Thanks for the kind words, Ralph! I think any success I have (which ain't much, believe me) is because I am a cartoonist with the attention span of a goldfish. The certificate is only for the Caption Contests. The chosen ones for the songs get a full-blown display (which they can use any way they like - t-shirts, cups, posters, blogs, on a grain of rice...etc.)

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

O.K. Eddie. I guess I'll just hafta work a little harder on the caption contests.

Daisy said...

Awesome song!

We KNOW why Eddie has so many followers. He had a VISION!! If he didn't get 30 followers he was going to wind up in ER. My husband took pity on him. ROFLOL.

I'm thinking a vision along the lines of turning into a rhino by Feb. 1st if you don't have 30 followers might work. I could pass the word. I have enough friends who might be genuinely concerned about your animorphic-like demise.

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

Daisy,

Yeah, I remember when he put out that appeal. It seemed to work for him. The problem is that if I tried it, the people who know me would just let me die in the E.R.

But I would appreciate your passing the word. I'm sure your friends don't know me and they probably trust you.

Eddie Eddings said...

Hey! It worked for Oral Roberts years back. But with me it was just for fun. I was getting geared up to pretend to write from the ER.

Ellery said...

Eddie is at 35 followers. I think he lost one since yesterday... I could be wrong...

Eddie Eddings said...

...anyway, I don't have 36 followers now...I think one just jumped ship! Guess I must have offended somebody...oh well...

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

Cheer up Eddie. I got an anonymous comment tonight from someone who called me a faggot. Go figure.