“Papias, the Outcast Father”

Lyrics by Michael J. Svigel

(To the tune of “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer”)


Papias the outcast Father

Was a bishop once revered,

’Til those in later ages

Had his reputation smeared.


All of the later Fathers

Said he had is doctrine wrong.

They never seemed too bothered

That he was ordained by John!


They didn’t care what he believed

About the Trinity.

They just prattled without end

About his view on the Millennium.


Now all the Premils love him.

But we’ll have to wait and see

Whether the coming Kingdom

Is Amil or Post or Pre!