Prayer is The Key to Heaven, but Faith Unlocks the Door

Many thanks to Bible or Not reader Angela for today’s quote about the connection between prayer and faith.  This modern-day anecdote almost sounds like a Bible proverb, but it comes from a song written by Samuel T. Scott and Robert L. Sande nearly 60 years ago. Since this song and quote has been a blessing to others, my hope is to simply pass that blessing along.

“Prayer is the key to heaven, but faith unlocks the door.” – Samuel T. Scott and Robert L. Sande

Here are the complete lyrics to Faith Unlocks the Door by Samuel T. Scott, including the extra words that have been added by recording artists such as Carroll Roberson, Jake Hess, The Cathedrals, and other old time gospel musicians. Also included below is a more recent video recording of the song, a beautiful a capella version, by a young choir from the Fountainview Academy.

Prayer is the Key to Heaven, Faith Unlocks the Door
Complete Lyrics

Prayer is the key to Heaven,
But faith unlocks the door;
Words are so easily spoken,
But prayer without faith
Is like a boat without an oar.

Have faith when you speak to the Master,
That’s all he asks you for;
Prayer is the key to Heaven,
But faith unlocks the door.

(Instrumental and optional extra words)
How many times have you prayed,
For something big or small?
How long did you have to wait,
Or did the answer ever come at all?
Words are mere expressions of thought,
And nothing more.
Believing is what really counts my friend,
And faith is what unlocks the door.

Have faith when you speak to the Master,
That’s all he asks you for;
Prayer is the key to Heaven,
But faith unlocks the door.

A Capella Version of Faith Unlocks the Door

The original copyright for “Faith Unlocks the Door” was registered by Samuel T. Scott in January of 1955 and later in that year a new registration added Robert L. Sande to the credits of authorship as “(Prayer is the key to heaven) faith unlocks the door”.


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Prayer is The Key to Heaven, but Faith Unlocks the Door — 6 Comments

  1. Our church is doing a 21 day prayer challenge to make this the best 21 days of your prayer life, ever! Join us and experience a habit forming unlocking of heaven’s blessings.

    God bless to all

  2. I remmend when Jack Hess first sang this song. I have loved it every since.

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