The Highest Judge of All
Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II Music By Richard Rodgers
Forced to reckon with his past in the backyard of heaven, Billy defiantly refuses to be kicked around the way he was on earth.
“The Highest Judge of All” LYRICS
Take me beyond the pearly gates,
Through a beautiful marble hall,
Take me before the highest throne
And let me be judged by the highest Judge of all!
Let the Lord shout and yell,
And His eyes flash flame,
I promise not to quiver when He calls my name;
Let Him send me to hell,
But before I go,
I feel that I’m entitled to a hell of a show!
Want pink-faced angels on a purple cloud,
Twangin’ on their harps till their fingers get red,
Want organ music—let it roll out loud,
Rollin’ like a wave, washin’ over my head.
Want ev’ry star in heaven
Hangin’ in the room,
Shinin’ in my eyes
When I hear my doom!
Reckon my sins are good big sins,
And the punishment won’t be small;
So take me before the highest throne
And let me be judged by the highest Judge of all.
“The Highest Judge Of All” (Rodgers/Hammerstein II)
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