A Half A Mile A Day

Added on by Craig Stewart.

Written by Johnny Cash and released on his “Personal File” album, “A Half a Mile a Day“ begins as a story where Cash, after one of his concerts, walked the town and came upon a church as people began to give their personal testimonials. It’s a stark contrast of how different one small lady perceived herself and her relationship to the gospel of Jesus Christ from others. 

Partial Lyrics:

I’m comin’ Lord, for my heavenly reward
I’m comin’ home to you, can you see me comin’ thru
Thru clouds of persecution, and stumblin' on my way
I ‘spect I’m only makin’, ‘bout a half a mile a day.

The road to heaven doesn’t have a rapid transit plan,
It’s one way with no changes heading to the promised land.
But I believe that if I’ll heed the things He had to say,
Even I might get to heaven at a half a mile a day.

Lord, when I let you lead, I never make much speed
Cause I have to stop and touch, the ones who need so much
Then sometimes others pull me, off of Your narrow way
And by my mistakes, I barely make, a half a mile a day.

The road to heaven doesn't have a rapid transit plan,
It’s one way with no changes heading to the promised land
But I believe that if I’ll heed the things He had to say,
Even I might get to heaven at a half a mile a day

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