The Statler Brothers Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

print correct

The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand Lyrics

"The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand" was written by Dewitt, Lew.
"The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand" was written by Dewitt, Lew.

(No other information is available for this lyric - would you like to add something today?)
show more
Edit | show less
Help
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.

Submit Corrections Cancel

About the same time the Angel Gabriel came
And told of another unusual birth
The child would be a cousin of the Christ
His name would be John
And as he baptized he preached
Make way for Jesus the kingdom of heaven is at hand

Jesus walked that lonesome road to preach the gospel news
But someone walked ahead to pave the way
One who felt he wasn't fit to carry Jesus' shoes
A woolly man adorned in disarray

A man who got his feet wet for the glory of the Lord
John The Baptist was a chosen man
His voice called from the wilderness a warning and the words
The kingdom of heaven is at hand

He must have made an awesome sight in clothes of camels hair
Around his waist he wore a leather band

Preachin' and baptizin' as he wondered here and there
The kingdom of heaven is at hand
The kingdom of heaven is at hand

One day Jesus came to Jordan's banks to be baptized
John The Baptist tried to turn him down
Lord I feel inadequate and then he emphasized
It should be the other way around

But John was soon convinced and he consented by and by
It must be done to fulfill Gods command
'Cause god was lookin' down on him and time was drawin' nigh
The kingdom of heaven is at hand

Livin' on wild honey and grasshoppers and the word
He went to Jordan lookin' lean and tan

Preachin' and baptizin' and the people came and heard
The kingdom of heaven is at hand
The kingdom of heaven is at hand
The kingdom of heaven is at hand

Songwriters
DEWITT, LEW

Published by
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Listen to The Statler Brothers Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Poll

Vote Now
Next Poll