I have one foot in Heaven, dear Jesus,
So don’t think of slamming the door!
My arms are quite loaded with graces;
Please don’t say that I’ll need much more!
I could ransom my soul with a good heart,
Or the souls that I’ve tried to bring You.
I could gather the prayers, the hard knocks,
The spare wares—
But would that be enough to please You?
In my hand there’s an earthly visa
Signed by Mary and dear Saint Theresa.
They had told me—it’s true,
That whatever I do,
Do with love, and it’s sure to please You!
So I’ll plead my cause once more—
Won’t You, please, Jesus, open the door?
My soul may have been weak with sin,
But that all changed when I let You in!
So those doors will be opened wide—
I’ll see all Paradise inside.
Then I’ll bask in the light that binds,
A true soul to the Heaven he finds!