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Words and music: Christopher Wren
Performer: Johnny Cash (1970)
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
Gospel Road

C                          Am
Two weary travellers from Jerusalem 
F                                        G
Walking along with a stranger on a dusty highway
C                           Am
Two weary travellers from Jerusalem
F                                    G
Walking with a stranger on the dusty road
         C                        F
And they walked another hour to Emmaus town
C                                G
And shared their supper till the sun went down
     Am
When He broke the bread, word spread around
     F                         G
That Christ was on that Gospel Road

Matthew, Mark, and Luke and John
Told about Jesus on the dusty highway
How His pillow were the stones
Where He laid His head
How the hungry five thousand on the hill were fed
How they sent Him to the cross
And He came back and said
To walk upon that Gospel Road

Yes, and Paul and Silas in the midnight jail
For talking ‘bout Jesus on the dusty highways
Paul and Silas in the midnight jail
For talking ‘bout Jesus on the dusty road
And they sang out rejoicing and the jail split wide
The doors busted open and they walked outside
But they went back to preaching through the countryside
Walking on the Gospel Road

So two by two, three by three
They walked in His footsteps on the dusty highways
Two by two and three by three
They walked in His footsteps on the dusty road
And they died in shipwrecks and in the lion’s den
And they died on crosses and the spears of men
But when one fell, two more would start again
To walk upon that Gospel Road

Hey, won’t you come on with me from Jerusalem
And walking to Emmaus on that dusty highway?
Hey, won’t you come on with me from Jerusalem
And walking to Emmaus on that dusty road?
The travelling gets harder and with each rebuff
Some turn back because they’ve had enough
But Jesus told you it was gonna be rough
To walk upon His Gospel Road


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