This is one of my tunes that the was completed as a demo by Unplugged Demo Service.

Lyrics

KEEP THE LIGHT-A-BURNING

Life’s a rocky road
Just for a short time
One fine morning
We will all cross that line

He's prepared a place for us
And soon shall come again
When our time is over
We will be with him

CHORUS
If I get there before you
Promise not to cry
For I will keep the light-a-burning
In our mansion way up high

Days go so fast
As we’re just passing through
Our body’s wearing out
But we’ll get one brand new

No canes or wheelchairs
No sickness or death
Our new life will begin
When we take our last breath

CHORUS
If I get there before you
Promise not to cry
For I will keep the light-a-burning
In our mansion way up high

There’s a better time a coming
Just like a speeding train
Let's all get on board
And ride it to the end

Destination’s heaven
So relax enjoy the ride
Saint Peter takes your name
Then welcomes you inside.

CHORUS
If I get there before you
Promise not to cry
For I will keep the light-A-BURNING
In our mansion way up high

(modulate G to A)

We’ll see our friends and family
Who long ago have gone
Mothers and fathers
Daughters and sons

Hand in hand, rejoicing
In praising and song
The body is weak
But the spirit is strong

CHORUS
If I get there before you
Promise not to cry
For I will keep the light-a-burning
In our mansion way up high

For I will keep the light-a-burning
In our mansion way up high