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Carrie Underwood – Jesus Take The Wheel lyrics

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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  • c
    "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!)
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  • m
    Jesus take the wheel. It's like surrendering everything on his hand because we can't bare it anymore and it's better to lift everything in God's hands. It feels so good to know that our life is being led by him. We will never be wrong if He's the one leading our life. If ever we commit mistake, god will make a way to make things in our favor.
    Remember, Jesus said, "cast your burdens upon me those who are heavily labored..." and he even said, "come to me and i will give you rest". Right? Let's hold on to this because that's what's stated in the bible. Let's offer everything to him and him alone.
    God is good, all the time.
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  • u
    The first time I had this song I felt it was for me. Because it was a time in my life when I had almost lost all hope and faith. I listened to the song over and over again and decided to let Jesus take the wheel of my life because he is the author and finisher of our Faith He can handle situations that are beyond human control.
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  • a
    The song tells the story of a young mother who lives a hectic life. On her late-night drive on a snow-covered road in Cincinnati, Ohio, the woman begins sorting out her emotions and bemoans not having enough time to do the things that really matter. Then, her car hits a patch of black ice, causing the woman to lose control of her car. She panics, takes her hands off the steering wheel and cries out to Jesus; shortly thereafter, the car stops spinning and safely stops on the shoulder. After taking stock of the situation (and seeing that her baby has remained fast asleep in the rear seat), the woman decides to let "Jesus take the Wheel" of her life.
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  • u
    Jesus take the wheel,its Avery nice song with a lot of meanings .it shows people that lord is every thing to us and he is in control of everything on earth,he saved the mother and the child and they survived the accident. This lives us with hope,we should never give up but put trust in Christi.
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