One Rich Man

Story Behind The Song

Robert Gann originally conceived the concept of this song and won 3rd place in the American Songwriter's Magazine in 2018. T. Edwin Doss added the bridge and re-wrote a few lines to make the lyrics into a song form.

Song Description

Faith is all you need for eternity

Song Length 3:50 Genre Country - Religious
Tempo Very Slow (Under 70) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Peaceful Subject Heaven, Religion
Similar Artists Trace Adkins Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Don't be concerned with these worn out shoes he's wearing.
That old coat and hat, they'll be just fine.
Don't be fooled with that little shack where he's living.
God's building him a mansion on the other side.

CHORUS:
You may look at him and say there goes a poor man.
His clothes ain't new....There's dirt on those hands,
But he'll be walking streets of gold
when your gold turns to sand.
I know you don't see this......
but you're looking at one rich man.

What good will your silver and diamonds do
on that day you're laid to rest?
He'll be laying up his treasures "over yonder"
so when he sees the Lord he can say he did his best.

CHORUS:
You may look at him and say there goes a poor man.
His clothes ain't new....There's dirt on those hands,
But he'll be walking streets of gold
when your gold turns to sand.
I know you don't see this......
but you're looking at one rich man.

Bridge:
He's not concerned about the finer things of this world. There's so much more in eternity. He lives by faith in a man called Jesus,
Who died for us on Calvary

CHORUS:
You may look at him and say there goes a poor man.
His clothes ain't new....There's dirt on those hands,
But he'll be walking streets of gold
when your gold turns to sand.
I know you don't see this......
but you're looking at one rich man.

Ooooohh...I know you don't see this
but you're looking at one rich man

Lyrics Robert Gann/T. Edwin Doss Music T. Edwin Doss
Producer T. Edwin Doss/Larry Beaird Performance Larry Beaird Music Group

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