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When The Fire Comes Down

This song is by Hank Williams and appears on the compilation album The Unreleased Recordings (2008).

Way back in the days of Noah
Water covered all this land
Then the great rainbow of promise
Started up on life again

And the Good Book tells of fires
That will fill the earth some day
Then the sinful will be screamin'
As this earth shall pass away

When the fire
(When the fire)
Comes down from Heaven
(Comes down from Heaven)

This old world
(This old world)
Will melt away
(Will melt away)

Millions then
(Millions then)
Will cry for mercy
(Will cry for mercy)

But it will be
(But it will be)
Too late to pray

Oh, this world is at a tremble
And it's rockin' to and fro
You can read it in the papers
Hear it on the radio

In the movies, they are showin'
Towns and cities, how they blaze
But there's hotter fire a comin'
If we follow sin's highway

When the fire
(When the fire)
Comes down from Heaven
(Comes down from Heaven)

This old world
(This old world)
Will melt away
(Will melt away)

Millions then
(Millions then)
Will cry for mercy
(Will cry for mercy)

But it will be
(But it will be)
Too late to pray

Texas City, Texas City
Oh, how awful was her fate
First she burned and then exploded
Now the story, we'll relate

Of the Winecoff in Atlanta
How she burned right to the ground
Of the great fire in Chicago
And the dead lay all around

When the fire
(When the fire)
Comes down from Heaven
(Comes down from Heaven)

This old world
(This old world)
Will melt away
(Will melt away)

Millions then
(Millions then)
Will cry for mercy
(Will cry for mercy)

But it will be
(But it will be)
Too late to pray