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She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati
On a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy
With the baby in the backseat
Fifty miles to go and she was
Running low on faith and gasoline
It'd been a long hard year
She had a lot on her mind
And she didn't pay attention
She was going way too fast
And before she knew it she was spinning
On a thin black sheet of glass
She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn't even have time to cry
She was so scared
She threw her hands up in the air

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel

It was still getting colder
When she made it to the shoulder
And the car came to a stop
She cried when she saw that baby
In the backseat sleeping like a rock
And for the first time in a long time
She bowed her head to pray
She said I'm sorry for the way
I've been living my life
I know I've got to change
So from now on tonight

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on

Jesus take the wheel
Oh, I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
From this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel
Oh, take it, take it from me
Oh, why, oh...

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  • Razor12364
    Razor12364Jun 13, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    this meant that even though life can be tough you can rely on god to help you survive whatever hardships that come your way.
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    chopkinsonDec 10, 2008 at 6:24 am
    "Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands" is a very powerful command. At this point of the song, the woman has realized that she doesn't have the power to control what happens after getting into the car accident. She needs the power of God. By saying this powerful command she gives her whole spirit, body and mind to Jesus, allowing him to have full control of her life. “Cause I can't do this on my own,” she is admitting this to Jesus that she needs his presence, his hold spirit to guide her out of this tragedy. She won’t be able to get out of this accident without him. Forgiveness is never ending with the Lord all mighty, asking for his presence, his help, is all Jesus wants people to do. “She bowed her head to pray,” releasing any doubt or anger, any emotion that she couldn’t control, to Jesus. HE than became in control. (MS.LEE ROCKS MY SOCKS!)
  • indi_venz
    indi_venzApr 23, 2008 at 12:42 am
    this song meant that even how hard life is but if you rely on God you can still survive no matter what hardships may come.
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    xiaomeiiMar 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    Praise the Lord for His Vicarious death .,. He died for us to save in this world of sin ..I think the point of this song is that in ourselves , we can do nothing .. we are nothing before God .. that's why we need Him cause He is everything to us !! and with God We can do everything ..
    So you must lay down all your anxiety ,problems etc. to the Lord..
    Imagine .. the Lord had gone many processes like he became a man .. and live a life of human .. and he was crucified, died and ascended in the heavens and became a life giving Spirit !! and after 3 days He resurrected from the dead. From the very high God he pass through many processes He humbled Himself to reach us and He became the Life Giving Spirit for us to receive Him ! How can we receive the Lord !!
    It is just by calling on the name of the Lord be open to HIm and say " Lord Jesus ! I want to receive you" you must be baptist into the name of the Lord not into tne name of the name of denominations .. but in the Lord's name .. to call upon the name of the Lord you must .. Contact Him in your prayers to call the name of the Lord is like this " Oh ! Lord Jesus !! and say to Him that you love Him !! Praise Him to the uttermost !!
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    CHAbayJun 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    In times of sorrows and pains there will always be GOD to support us and help us to get trough it. just believe and have faith in Him!

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