Greystone Chapel Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Glen Sherley, Glen Shirley
album: Track 16 in album At Folsom Prison
release date: 1968
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Country Rock
length: 5:34
composer: Glen V. Shirley
lyricist: Glen V. Shirley

Cover Art

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison cover art
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Inside the walls of prison my body may be,
but my Lord has set my soul free.

There's a grey stone chapel here at Folsom,
a house of worship in this den of sin.
You wouldn't think that God had a place here at Folsom,
but he saved the soul of many lost men.

Now this grey stone chapel here at Folsom,
stands a hundred years old made of granite rock.
It takes a ring of keys to move here at Folsom,
but the door to the house of God is never locked.

Inside the walls of prison my body may be
but the Lord has set my soul free.

There are men here that don't ever worship.
There are men here who scoff at the ones who pray.
But I've got down on my knees in that grey stone chapel,
and I've thanked the Lord for helping me each day.

Now this grey stone chapel here at Folsom,
it has a touch of God's hand on every stone.
It's a flower of light in a field of darkness,
and it's given me the stregth to carry on.

Inside the walls of prison my body may be,
but my Lord has set my soul free.

written by Glen Sherley (Folsom Inmate)



Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 2 Dark as Dungeon
  • 3 I Still Miss Someone
  • 4 Cocaine Blues
  • 5 25 Minutes to Go
  • 6 Orange Blossom Special
  • 7 The Long Black Veil
  • 8 Send a Picture of Mother
  • 9 The Wall
  • 10 Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog
  • 11 Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart
  • 12 Jackson
  • 13 Give My Love to Rose
  • 14 I Got Stripes
  • 15 Green Green Grass of Home
  • 16 Greystone Chapel