Mullins, Rich - Screen Door Lyrics

It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine
Faith without works baby
It just ain't happenin'
One is your left hand one is your right
It'll take two strong arms to hold on tight
Some folks cut off their nose just to spite their face
I think you need some works to show for your alleged faith

Well there's a difference you know
'Tween having faith and playing make believe
One will make you grow the other one just make you sleep
Talk about it
But I really think you oughtta take a leap off of the ship
Before you claim to walk on water
Faith without works is like a song you can't sing
It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine

Faith comes from God and every word that He breathes
He lets you take it to your heart so you can give it hands and feet
It's gotta be active if it's gonna be alive
You gotta put it into practice

It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine
Faith without works baby it just ain't happenin'
One is your right hand one is your left
It's your light your guide your life and your breath
Faith without works is like a song you can't sing
It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine

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Mullins, Rich Screen Door Comments
  1. Kaylee Kennedy

    Listening in 2020

  2. Willie Branson

    We use to do puppet shows with this song.

  3. hope selah

    have people forgotten about rich mullins? like I'm serious how are people sleeping on this guy

  4. gary m

    In the early 1960’s there was a competition for comebacks that started “You’re about as funny as…” They would end with something like “a fire in a match factory” or “a flood in a Fizzies factory”. I had just read a story about submarines in the book "They met Danger" about Medal of Honor recipients. When I pictured a submarine, and looked at the screen door in my house, I thought how useless a screen door would be as the main hatch of a submarine. So, originally the saying was "about as funny as a screen door on a submarine". The comeback also became "USELESS as a screen door on a submarine". Every joke or expression was first told by SOMEONE. That one bubbled up from my brain. Thanks for making a song out of it.

  5. Mark Bailey

    Got to meet Rich Mullins at a free concert in Mesquit Tx several years ago . Gave me a small book from A Liturgy , A Legacy and A Ragimuffin Band . On the inside is written , Be God's . Those two words hepled change my . Thank God for Rich Mullins . Be all that you can be for God .


    How cool! Greetings from dallas.

  6. superduperjoi

    My aunt just told me about this but I actually like this.

  7. Dixiedoodlekay

    My childhood thank you rich RIP

  8. strellasmith777

    Oh YEAH!!!! Now this is a blast from the past that brings nothin' but good memories!!! Oh Rich Mullins how many hours of praise and pleasure you brought to my life way back in the 90s!!

  9. Ihateohio Andmovingtoflorida

    Thanks to YouTube I've FINALLY found a song that I was searching for for over 20 + years. Always thought it was take 6 but it's not.

  10. Mike X

    Holy cow what a pile of horse shit!

    Abby Davala

    what is wrong with you


    Abby Davala you always have that one person that goes on the comments just to troll. They have nothing else better to do and probably pull up Christian songs just to post nonsense.

    Shantelle K

    what do you mean??? It is great Christian music!

    Dale Bolen

    Jesus loves trolls too

    Blumy the Vlogger

    Dale Bolen thats true
    i dont know how He can

  11. Jthe$man

    For those still curious, the man singing lead is Mullins, yes. The people singing the background harmonies are his band (and possibly some relatives/friends). Not really in the style of Take 6 necessarily, as the latter was a jazz group, but similar in the sense that it's an a capella track (and a very well arranged one at that).

    Kathy Richardson

    watch them do it live here: Rich Mullins - Screen Door (The Cup Song), Live '92

  12. Edward jones Jones/fleming

    i grew up listening to dc talk carman and rich mullins in that order, they are the most influential artist in my life, i got saved listening to dc talk and continued to listen to other artists but rich mullins music is addicting.

  13. Aaron Benn

    venture bros brought me here 😊 sweet tune

    Bob Hurst

    +Aron Baptiste As in, Adult Swim?

    Aaron Benn

    @TertiusOculusOris yeh, VB used to air on AS


    Did they use it in a episode? I really want to know.

  14. awalkinthepark88

    this song makes me want to let go of all stress in the world and float in the musical flow

  15. BooRadleyTube

    No, it's probably just him on a backing track and/or backing singers, but it's definitely Take-6-style acapella. :)

  16. Russ Montalbano

    This is a good song

  17. Mistress Of The Panflute

    I'm pretty sure they're called the Ragamuffin Band.

  18. Hannah Connor

    Oh my gosh I used to listen to this all the time when I was 4 I love this song (:

  19. Anneli Solomon

    Who are the guys he's singing with here? Take 6?

  20. nestfullofbirds

    I love this song! Thanks for posting!

    ryan duncan

    rich made worship fun. I attended oak hills church in San antonio. God used rich to speak to me and alpt of others there.