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[Good Won’t Get You There, Feda H. Babinski]

I’m standing there in front of gates like none I’ve ever found

They shine like golden ribbons as they glide across the ground


I see the stairs that never end how brilliantly they glow

I start to climb and realize there’s nothing down below


Then suddenly the two appear yes they must be my guide

They didn’t speak or show their face while they were by my side


We reached the top and I was placed in line with everyone

The two so quickly disappeared I guess their job was done


Such purity was all around so it just had to be

The day that would determine where I’d spend eternity


The line moved very slowly but since I’d been good and kind

I knew where I was going so I really didn’t mind


I watched so many walk away with wings as white as snow

The others were escorted out to where? I didn’t know


My turn had come to face the Lord but much to my surprise

I didn’t feel so confident when I looked in his eyes


I felt His power all around and nothing was the same

He opened up this golden book and asked me for my name


He said, "Where your name should appear there’s just a vacancy"

I said, But God I’ve been so good please look again for me"


God closed the book and tiny angels wiped his tears away

He said, "I hope you’ll understand what I’m about to say


Do you recall that poor old man who asked you for a dime?

You hurried passed and said to him that you did not have time


There also was a little child who wanted you to play

Again you didn’t have the time and pushed the child away


In line while at the grocery store she tried to hurry so

You grumbled as you passed her by because she moved too slow


You see, I came so many times but you turned me away

So now I don’t know who you are I’m sad for you today


If I’m not living in your heart you can’t be free from sin

So being good is not enough you must be Born Again"


The two appeared just like before they stood close by my side

This time I saw their faces and became so terrified


Through tears I was escorted to my final destiny

I had no one to blame at all except for one, just me


Then suddenly a ringing sound completely filled my head

I opened up my eyes and found that I was still in bed


Through sweat and tears I realized how real our dreams could be

And then I wondered just how long that God would wait for me


That night I gave my heart away I’m Born Again through prayer

God proved to me with so much love that "Good Won’t Get You There"

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