Need lyrics for "the old preacher man" (i think that's what it's called)

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Need lyrics for "the old preacher man" (i think that's what it's called)

Post by Guest » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:40 pm

I remember part of the song, but I was hoping to find the lyrics and the name of the singer or songwriter. It goes something like this: " The old preacher man stood there in the pulpit, the church house was empty almost." Well that's how it starts. And the chorus goes: " There's a heaven to gain, and a hell to shun. The way is still straight, there's a race to be won. You can live as you please, but you must pay the cost. And the highway to heaven still goes by the cross." If anyone can help me find the info I'm looking for i would be greatly appreciative. Thank you.
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Need lyrics for "the old preacher man" (i think that's what it's called)

Post by Holyone » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:12 am

i found the lyrics here

http://www.namethathymn.com/hymn-lyrics-detective-forum/index.php?a=vtopic&t=8383



HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN
by The Rochesters

The old preacher man stood there in the pulpit,
The church house was empty almost;
His eyes filled with tears, his mind filled with memories,
Of not so long ago.

When the church house was full, not one pew was empty,
The altar was stained with Saints' tears;
As he stands there this morning and sounds out the warning;
Once again letting them know.

There's a Heaven to gain, and a Hell to shun;
The way is still straight, there's a race to be run.
You can live as you please, but you must pay the cost;
And the highway to Heaven still goes by the cross.

Some of the members thought he was "old fashion",
Unwilling to change with the times.
So they found a new church with more modern day preachers,
Who were willing to let things go by.

But the old preacher stood for what he believed in,
And what he had preached forty years;
As he stands there this morning in a near empty church house,
His opening remarks are these words:

There's a Heaven to gain, and a Hell to shun;
The way is still straight, there's a race to be run.
You can live as you please, but you must pay the cost;
And the highway to Heaven still goes by the cross.

You can live as you please, but you must pay the cost;
And the highway to Heaven still goes by the cross.
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Need lyrics for "the old preacher man" (i think that's what it's called)

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:15 pm

I can EMPATHIZE with the lyrics expressed in this song. I'm an "old preacher" not willing to compromise the gospel message and find myself often standing alone today. My prayer; "Lord give me strength to stand alone throughout my life! See 2 Timothy 4:9-18.
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Need lyrics for "the old preacher man" (i think that's what it's called)

Post by rshagen » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:34 pm

found a video on Youtube.. song listed as

"There's a Heaven to Gain"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qywVkofQqOE
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Need lyrics for "the old preacher man" (i think that's what it's called)

Post by Guest » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:24 pm

I love this song. It touches the depths of my heart each time i hear it. I am proud for all old time preachers still here today. God bless.
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Re: Need lyrics for "the old preacher man" (i think that's what it's called)

Post by Chipsrdown43 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:46 pm

The rest of the song or last verse the old Preacher Man stands there in that city the city he's preached for so long and he's never seen such a great congregation all gathered to welcome him home and he's never heard more beautiful singing then it's coming from that Heavenly band. He's preached his last sermon he's carried his last burden and he's at rest in that Heavenly land and you could still hear him say there's a heaven to gain and a hell to shun
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