People steal, they cheat and lie,
For wealth and what it will buy.
Don't they know on the judgement day
That their gold and silver will melt away?
I'd rather be in a deep, dark grave,
And know that my poor soul was saved,
Than to live in this world in a house of gold,
And deny my God and doon my soul.
Jesus said, come on to me;
I'll break sin's chains and set you free;
I´ll carry you to a home on high
Where you´ll never, never die.
What good is gold and silver, too,
When your heart's not good and true?
Sinner hear me when I say:
Fall down on your knees and pray.
Jesus died there on the cross
So this world would not be lost.
Sinner hear now what I say,
For someday you´ll have to pay.
Music and Lyrics by Hank Williams