Johnny Cash - A Half a Mile a Day lyrics

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Johnny Cash - A Half a Mile a Day lyrics

One night after a concert I walked through the streets of the town And came upon a little church The service was over but the testimonials had just begun People caught up in the spririt of the night Just didn't want to leave So I stepped inside the door And sat down by a little old lady in the back A man stood up in front and said "I just want all of you to know that I'm going straight to heaven as fast as I can go Like an arrow shot frome a bow" and he sat down Another man stood up and said I'm sailin' right straight into heaven Like a giant clipper ship, sailin' on a sea of blue And nothin's gonna deter me or keep me from that safe harbor He sat down and another man stood up and said I'm flyin' into the portals of heaven on silver wings Sailin' over all the troubles and trials down below Straight on in and he sat down The little lady beside me made it to her feet slowly And all got quiet as she raised her face Not to the preacher or the congregation But toward heaven and prayerfully said I'm commin', Lord for my heavenly reward I'm on my way to You, can You see me comin' through? Through clouds of persecution and stumblin' on the way But I expect I'm makin' 'bout a half a mile a day The road to Heaven doesn't have a rapid transit plan It's one way with no changes goin' to the promised land But I believe that if I'll heed the things He had to say Even I might get to Heaven at a half a mile a day Mmh Lord, when I let You lead, I don't make any speed 'Cos I have to stop and touch the ones who need so much And then sometimes others pull me off of Your narrow way And by my mistakes I barely make a half a mile a day But the road to Heaven doesn't have a rapid transit plan It's one way with no changes goin' to the promised land But I believe that if I'll heed the things He had to say Even I might get to Heaven at a half a mile a day Even I might get to Heaven at a half a mile a day Chorus