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Verse 1:
Down a dangerous road, I have come to where I'm standing
With a heavy heart, and my hat clutched in my hand
Such a foolish fool, God ain't known no greater sinner
I have come in search of Jesus, hoping he will understand

Verse 2:
I had a woman once, she was kind and she was gentle
Had a child by me, who grew up to be a man
I had a steady job, til I started into drinking
And I started making music that went with the devil's band

Verse 3:
Oh the years flew by like a mighty rush of eagles
My dreams and plans were all scattered in the wind
It's a lonesome life, when you lose the ones you live for
If I make my peace with Jesus will they take me back again

Chorus:
If I give my soul, will he cleanse these clothes I'm wearin'
If I give my soul, will he put new boots on my feet
If I bow my head and beg God for his forgiveness
Will he breathe new breath inside me and give back my dignity

Chorus bis:
If I give my soul, will he stop my hands from shaking
If I give my soul, will my son love me again
If I give my soul, and she knows I really mean it
If I give my soul to Jesus will she take me back again

Chorus bis.
If I give my soul to Jesus will she take me back again



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    I saw BJS in Baltimore when I worked with WXCY radio. He was humble and impressed that we were playing one of his songs on the radio. He is the real deal. I love this song. It comes from the heart of a sinner who knows he needs God, but is reluctant because of the life he has lived. So True.

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