I Wish We’d All Been Ready

Artist: Larry Norman | Album: Footprints in the Sand | © 1969 Beechwood Music Corp / JC Love Publishing Co | © 1981, 1994 Solid Rock Records / Phydeaux Records

Life was filled with guns and war
and everyone got trampled on he floor
I wish we’d all been ready
Children died the days grew cold
A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold
I wish we’d all been ready

There’s no time to change your mind
The Son has come and you’ve been left behind

A man and wife asleep in bed
She hears a noise and turns her head he’s gone
I wish we’d all been ready
Two men walking up a hill
One disappears and one’s left standing still
I wish we’d all been ready

There’s no time to change your mind
The Son has come and you’ve been left behind

Life is filled with bombs and guns
Heaven help the little ones who die
I hope we’ll all be ready
People, gold, oil, wars . . . aids
I hope we’ll all be ready
‘Cause there won’t be time to change your mind
And no excuse for being blind
The heavens will open up, Jesus will come down
Those who believe in him will go home to Heaven
Those who don’t believe will be left behind

Don’t get left behind