Three Wooden Crosses Song Lyrics

Randy Travis

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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,
An' two of them were searchin' for lost souls
That driver never ever saw the stop sign
An' 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 an' love for growin' things in his young son's heart
An' that teacher left her wisdom in the minds of lots of children:

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Raise Him Up
  • 2 Rise and Shine
  • 3 When Mama Prayed
  • 4 I'm Ready
  • 5 Three Wooden Crosses
  • 6 That's Jesus
  • 7 Pray for the Fish
  • 8 Jerusalem's Cry
  • 9 Keep Your Lure in the Water
  • 10 If You Only Knew
  • 11 Everywhere We Go
  • 12 The Gift
  • 13 Valley of Pain


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Kim Williams, Doug Johnson
    album: Track 5 in album Rise and Shine
    release date: 2002-12-9
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Gospel
    length: 3:22
    writer: Kim Williams, Doug Johnson

    Album Information

    label: Curb Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 080688623623
    script: Latin