Don Edwards - The Master's Call
Overige artiesten: Waddie Mitchell

When I was but a young man, wild and full of fire
A youth within my teens but full of challenge and desire
I ran away from home and left my mother and my dad
It grieved them so to think their only boy was bad

I fell in with an outlaw band, their names were known quite well
How many times we robbed and plundered, I could never tell
This kind of sinful livin' will lead only to a fall
I learned that much and more the night I heard my master call

One night we rustled cattle, a thousand head or so
And started them out on the trail that leads to Mexico
When a norther' started blowin' and lightnin' flashed about
I thought someone was calling me, thought I heard a shout

At that moment lightning struck not twenty yards from me
And left there was a giant cross where once there was a tree
This time I knew a heard a voice, a voice so sweet and plain
A voice that came from everywhere, a voice that called my name


So frightened, I was thinking of the sinful deeds I'd done
I failed to see the thousand head of cattle start to run
The cattle, they stampeded and were running all around
My pony ran but stumbled and threw me to the ground

I felt the end was nearing, that death would be the price
When a mighty bolt of lightning showed the face of Jesus Christ
Then I cried, "oh Lord, forgive me, don't let it happen now
I want to live for You alone, God these words I vow"

My wicked life unfolded and I thought of wasted years
When another bolt of lightning killed a hundred head of steers
And the others rushed on by me, and I was left to live
The Master had a reason, life was His to take or give

A miracle performed that night, I wasn't meant to die
The dead ones formed a barricade least six or seven high
And right behind it, there was I, afraid but safe and sound
I cried and begged for mercy, kneeling there upon the ground

A pardon I was granted and my sinful soul set free
No more to fear the angry waves upon life's stormy sea
Forgiven by the love of God, a love that will remain
I gave my life and soul the night the Savior called my name
I gave my life and soul the night the Savior called my name

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