The Sermon On The Mount
Merle Haggard

The Sermon On The Mount

A man sat on a mountainside a carpenter by trade
Teaching His disciples while they knelt and prayed
He blessed the poor and simple and He brought the mourners joy
He came to heal the blind and lame they came not to destroy

When smitten by His enemies He turned the other cheek
He brought strength of God and morals to mortals who were weak
He told of false prophets who wore a sheep's disguise
And He warned us not to trust him or to listen to his lies

Hey the summon on the mountainside will live eternally
He'll lead us to the kingdom and He'll promise you and me
So take the straight and narrow and do good things that count
Make up your mind to live by the sermon on the mount