“The House is Falling Down” lyrics

The House is Falling Down

Johnny Cash (“Personal File” album)

 

 

Man had need of shelter from the evil from the night

 

The devil wind was blowin and from heaven came a light

 

The Son of god a carpenter and he came with a plan

 

To build a house where heaven could be offered unto man

 

 

CHORUS
When he came here he laid down a mighty firm foundation

 

And the columns and the beams were churches scattered through the nations

 

And then rooms were added to it on that same old solid rock

 

And roofs were raised by willing hands from the bottom to the top

 

Then people came and filled the house with singin prayer and praise

 

Some turned and rejected his house fell on meaner days

 

O Son of God! O Carpenter! Will you come back around?

 

The blocks and beams are crumbling and the house is falling down

 

 

 

Now the storm is ragin’ and the devils angry roar

 

Is screaming at the windows and howling at the door

 

And though the faithful few inside are standing true and strong

 

The house has been neglected and it won’t be standing long

 

CHORUS

REPEAT “Son of God! O Carpenter! line”

 

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