House of Gold

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Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin (born Patricia Jean Griffin on March 16, 1964) is an American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician. Known for her stripped-down songwriting style centered around the folk music genre, her songs have been covered by a host of musicians including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Pau… more »

People steal, they cheat and lie
For wealth and what it will buy
Don't they know on the judgment day
That their gold and silver will melt away

I'd rather be in a deep, dark grave 
And know that my poor soul was saved 
Than to live in this world in a house of gold
And deny my God and doom my soul

 Jesus said, come on to me
I'll break sin's chains and set you free
I'll carry you to a home on high
 Where you'll never, never die

What good is gold and silver, too
When your heart's not good and true
 Sinner hear me when I say
Fall down on your knees and pray

 Jesus died there on the cross 
So this world would not be lost
 Sinner hear now what I say
For someday you'll have to pay

What good is gold and silver too
If your heart's not good and true
Sinner, hear me when I say
Fall down on your knees and pray


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