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From: rdavis rdavis25@bellsouth.net
Performer: Ricky Skaggs and Ralph Stanley 

The First Step To Heaven

Wake up Oh [G] sinner, you're [D] facing the darkness [G] death
Each [C] moment may be the moment you take your last [G] breath

And the [C] weight of your fears are the shackles that keep you [G] enslaved
But the blood of the Lamb is the [D] one way to bypass the [G] grave.

The first step to [D] heaven, is knowing you?re [G] lost
The highway to [D] Glory, is the way of the [G] Cross

You can hand Him your [C] burdens the moment your [G] see
The first step to [D] Heaven, is down on your [G] knees.

To you [G] believers who've [D] answered the Good Shepherd's [G] call
Flood the [C] chasm of darkness with the light that can save one and [G] all

Not a [C] soul crosses Jordan on weight of the money or [G] deeds
That Mansion up yonder is [D] reserved for those who [G] believe.

The first step to [D] heaven, is knowing you?re [G] lost
The highway to [D] Glory, is the way of the [G] Cross

You can hand Him your [C] burdens the moment your [G] see
The first step to [D] Heaven, is down on your [G] knees.

You can hand Him your [C] burdens the moment your [G] see
The first step to [D] Heaven, is down on your [G] knees.
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