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Johnny Cash – What On Earth (Will You Do For Heaven's Sake) lyrics

Would you walk that second mile, turn a frown with a smile?
Would you give a little more than you would take?
Did you shine your little light upon the children of the night?
What on earth will you do for heaven's sake?

Did you feed the poor in spirit and befriend the persecuted?
Did you show the bound how all the chains can break?
Did you sow the proper seed? Do you walk among the weeds?
What on earth will you do for heaven's sake?

Are you patient with the weak? Are you counted with the meek?
Would you lift the lowly heart or let it break?
Could you give away your shirt, and overlook a beggars dirt?
What on earth will you do for heaven's sake?

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    It of course means we must lay down our lives for the lord and live as he did! We are his ambassadors to the lost and hurting. If we do not live the gospel in this manner, we do not belong to him. It is a wonderful challenge to begin to truly serve christ. More of him, less of us. More love, less judgment. Go forth in the power of the holy spirit, give of your time, heart, and money to a lost world. He is risen!
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