Headed For The Moon

Written by George Leon Pike, Sr.

Copyright © 1995 by Betty M. Pike

1. God said subdue and multiply,

In dominion on this earth,

But the heavens I’ve preserved,

And protected from the curse,

Now your sins are lifted up,

They’ve reached to heaven, friend,

Now there’s nothing left for God to do,

Except to make an end.


2. Columbus sailed the ocean here,

To prove the world was round,

But before he discovered it,

In the Scriptures it was found,

God sat upon the circle,

Of this old world of sin,

As grasshoppers He beheld,

The people here within.


3. My friends you’ve wrought a mighty deed,

Through venture and conquest,

But the glory you gave unto men,

Astronaut and president,

Nothing was said about my Lord,

The one who gave you birth,

Nor did you praise the God above,

Who made heaven and earth.


4. I think about much greater deeds,

Of a man called Joshua,

Who gave the glory unto God,

As he turned night into day,

The moon he made to take a rest,

While the great sunlight above,

Obeyed the voice of a mortal man,

At God’s command of love.


5. In the Bible we are told,

Oh, so plainly, friend,

To reach the moon is what it took,

For this old world to end,

You’ve made your nest among the stars,

Ev’rything is looking well,

But the Bible tells Almighty God,

Shall cast you into hell.



A rocket ship and an astronaut,

All headed for the moon,

With ev’rything they needed,

But for Christ there was no room,

A lot of courage on display,

As this old world looked on,

But an astronaut and a rocket ship,

For sin cannot atone.