I found an old man lying on the street thought I'd do my good deed I wrapped my coat around him and gave him food to eat With labored breath he struggled but his eyes held heaven's light He whispered 'Young man don't feel bad for me, it will all work out alright'
Chorus I was built for glory I was made to last God formed these feet to walk golden streets when this hard life is past Say he's doin' well on the other side If anybody asks say I was built for glory I was made to last
He said I've been a Texas ranger and I've been a railroad man Lost two sons to consumption Lost my money in a get rich scam Buried my wife fifteen years ago that's when I took to the road I'm too crippled now to walk again but I'll walk those streets of gold
I asked What's your name? He shook his head, said It don't really matter I'm just another poor soul out on the street whose rewards in the great hereafter and Jesus been a friend of mine when all others passed me by but He led you here so I could say these words before I die yeah
The old man held me by the hand and sighed his final breath Now his spirit is in heaven while his body is at rest Today I'm makin it my mission to help others understand We're all fish out of water Strangers in a foreign land
Chorus We were built for glory We were made to last God formed our feet to walk golden streets when this hard life is past It's time to make your peace with God cause this life's over fast and we were built for glory We were made to last