Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die
Lord I wanna go to heavenbut I don’t wanna die
I long for the day that I’ll have a new birth ‘stead of grievin’ here on earth
Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.
Once upon a time there was a man his name was Heas-i-kie
He walked with God both day and night but he didn’t want to die
He cried Oh Lord, please let me live, oh, mend these broken bones
God smiled down on Heasikie and gave him fifteen years to go.
When Jesus walked upon this earth he knew his father’s friends
He knew that he must give his life to save the soul of man
When Judas had betrayed him his father heard his cry
He was brave enough unto his death but he didn’t want to die.
Earl Scruggs Revue; Live At Kansas State