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Randy Travis – Three Wooden Crosses Live at Grand Ole Opry

Be blessed by this Number 1 Country Music Single of iconic country singer Randy Travis entitled Three Wooden Crosses. He performed this song live at the historic Grand Ole Opry stage. “Three Wooden Crosses” was named Song of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2003 and won a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association as Country Song of the Year in 2004.

The song describes four passengers – a farmer on vacation, a teacher seeking higher education, a hooker, and a preacher, both of whom were “searching for lost souls,” on a mid-night bus traveling from the United States to Mexico. The bus is involved in a fatal accident when the bus driver doesn’t see a stop sign and the bus is hit by an 18-wheeler which kills three of the four passengers.

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Three Wooden Crosses

Randy Travis

A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher
Ridin’ on a midnight bus bound for Mexico
One’s headed for vacation, one for higher education
And two of them were searchin’ for lost souls
That driver never ever saw the stop sign
And eighteen wheelers can’t stop on a dime

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
Why there’s not four of them, Heaven only knows
I guess it’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you
It’s what you leave behind you when you go

That farmer left a harvest, a home and eighty acres
The faith and love for growin’ things in his young son’s heart
And that teacher left her wisdom in the minds of lots of children
Did her best to give ’em all a better start
And that preacher whispered, “Can’t you see the Promised Land?”
As he laid his blood-stained bible in that hooker’s hand

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
Why there’s not four of them, Heaven only knows
I guess it’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you
It’s what you leave behind you when you go

That’s the story that our preacher told last Sunday
As he held that blood-stained bible up
For all of us to see
He said “Bless the farmer, and the teacher, and the preacher
Who gave this Bible to my mama
Who read it to me”There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
Why there’s not four of them, now I guess we know
It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you
It’s what you leave behind you when you go

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway

Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Kim Williams / Doug JohnsonThree Wooden Crosses lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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