Don't Knock

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples (born July 10, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family's band. more »

You don't knock.
(You don't knock, you just walk on in.)
The door (the door in heaven's den.)
There's love (there's love and joy for you)
To share (to share the whole day through)
I know (I know my friends are there)
To rest (to rest in the heaven's nest)
You don't knock, ring, punch a hole.
The door's wide open a-waitin' for your soul.
You don't knock, you just walk on in.

I've walked life's winding road (Oh, yeah!)
Tryin' to bear this load (Oh, yeah!)
Traveled both night and day. (Oh, yeah!)
So tired I could hardly pray (Oh, yeah!)
Jesus, my light and my guide, (Oh, yeah!)
He's ever by my side. (Oh, yeah!)
So, I'm walkin', not a-knockin', into heaven with pride.

You don't knock.
(You don't knock, you just walk on in.)
The door (the door to heaven's den.)
There's love (there's love and joy for you)
To share (to share the whole day through)
I know my friends are there
(I know my friends are there)
To rest (to rest in the heaven's nest)
You don't knock, ring, push a hole.
The door's wide open a-waitin' for your soul.
You don't knock, you just walk on in.

I'll have no need to fear. (Oh, yeah!)
He is ever near. (Oh, yeah!)
He'll know my work was true. (Oh, yeah!)
So glad the day is through. (Yeah!)
It wasn't for me to say. (Oh, yeah!)
I didn't think I'd make my way. (Oh, yeah!)
So, I'm walkin', not a-knockin', into heaven, goodbye.

You don't knock.
(You don't knock, you just walk on in.)
The door (the door to heaven's den.)
There's love (there's love and joy for you)
To share (to share the whole day through)
I know my friends are there
(I know my friends are there)
To rest (to rest in the heaven's nest)
You don't knock, ring, push a hole.
The door's wide open a-waitin' for your soul.
You don't knock, you just walk on in.
You don't knock, you just walk on in.
You don't knock, you just walk on in.

Written by: R. STAPLES, WESLEY WESTBROOK

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