I had rather be in a dark cold 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 doom my soul.
Then he sung these two other verses:
Jesus said come unto me, I'll break sins chains and set you free,
Ill carry you to a home on high, where you'll never never did.
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.
Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/h/hank_williams/a_house_of_gold.html