First Step To Heaven Song Lyrics and Chords by The Oak Ridge Boys
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]First Step To Heaven
Recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys
Written by Emory Gordy and Jim Rushing
[C]Wake up oh sinner you’re [G7]facing the darkness of [C]death
Each moment could be the [G7]moment you draw your last [F]breath
And the weight of your fears are the shackles that keep you [C]enslaved
But the blood of the lamb is the [G7]one way to bypass the [C]grave
The first step to [G7]heaven is knowing you’re [C]lost
The highway to [G7]glory is the way of the [C]cross
You can hand Him your [F]burdens the moment you [C]see
The first step to [G7]heaven is down on your [C]knees
To all you believers who have [G7]answered the good shepherd’s [C]call
Flood the chasm of darkness with the [G7]light that can save one and [F]all
Not a soul crosses Jordan on the strength of their money or [C]deeds
That mansion up yonder is [G7]reserved for those who [C]believe
The first step to [G7]heaven is down on your [C]knees[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song First Step To Heaven?
– The song First Step To Heaven was sang by The Oak Ridge Boys.
Who is The Oak Ridge Boys?
– The Oak Ridge Boys is an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s. Their name was changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960s, and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970s, when they changed their image and concentrated on country music.The lineup which produced their most well-known country and crossover hits (such as “Elvira” (1981), “Bobbie Sue” (1982), and “American Made” (1983) consists of Duane Allen (lead), Joe Bonsall (tenor), William Lee Golden (baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass). Golden and Allen joined the group in the mid-1960s, and Sterban and Bonsall joined in the early 1970s. Aside from an eight-year gap (1987-95) when Golden left the group and was replaced, this lineup has been together since 1973 and continues to tour and record.