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The Oak Ridge Boys Lyrics

 

The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor

 

Among the local taverns they'll be a slack in business
'Cause Jesse's drinkin' came before the groceries and the rent
Among the local women they'll be a slack in cheatin'
'Cause Jesse won't be be steppin' out again


They baptized Jesse Taylor in Cedar Creek last Sunday
Jesus gained a soul and Satan lost a good right arm
They all cried hallelujah as Jesse's head went under
'Cause this time he went under for the Lord


The scars on Jesse's knuckles were more than just respected
The county courthouse records tell all there is to tell
The pockets of the gamblers will soon miss Jesse's money
And the black eye of the law will soon be well


From now on Nancy Taylor can proudly speak to neighbors
Tell them how much Jesse took up with little Jim
Now Jimmy's got a daddy and Jesse's got a family
And Franklin County's got a lot more man

 

 

You Happened To Me

 

You happened to me just in time
To save me from me
I have surrendered myself
Saying what will be will be
Then you came like the touch of a raindrop
To a dry withered rose
You happened to me just in time
God only knows


You happened to me
What I needed to make one more stand
I built my life like a fool
My foundation was sand
Then you opened love's door in my heart
That I thought hate had closed
You happened to me just in time
God only knows


And just how much I love you
Only your Father knows

 

 

Why Me

 

Why me Lord what have I ever done
To deserve even one of the pleasures I've known
Tell me Lord what did I ever do
That was worth loving you for the kindness you've shown

 
Lord help me, Jesus, I've wasted it
So help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I've needed you
So help me Jesus my soul's in Your hand
 

Try me Lord if you think there's a way
I could try to repay all I've taken from you
Maybe Lord I can show someone else
What I've been through myself on my way back to You

 

 

Freedom For The Stallion

 

Freedom for the stallion
Freedom for the mare and her colt
Freedom for the baby child
Who has not grown old enough to vote


Mercy what you gonna do 'bout the people who are praying to you
They got men making laws that destroy other men
Makin' money God, it's a doggone sin
Oh Lord you got to help us find the way


Big ship's a-sailing
Slaves all chained and bound
Heading for a brand new land
That someone said he up and found


Mercy what you gonna do 'bout the people who are praying to you
You know when I look inside my mind
Searchin' for the truth I find
Oh Lord you got to help us find the way



Freedom for my brothers
Freedom for my mother
Freedom for the children
You know they gotta have it

 

 

Loves Me Like A Rock

 

When I was a little boy (when I was just a boy)
And the devil called my name (when I was just a boy)
I'd say now who do
Who do you think you're fooling (when I was just a boy)
I'm a consecrated boy (when I was just a boy)
Singing in a Sunday choir
 

Oh my mama loves she loves me
She get down on her knees and hugs me
Like she loves me like a rock
She rocks me like the rock of ages
She loves me
She love me, love me, love me, love me
 

When I was grown to be a man (grown to be a man)
And the devil would call my name (grown to be a man)
Said now who do
Who do you think you're fooling (grown to be a man)
I'm a consummated man (grown to be a man)
Searching in purity
 

And if I was president (was the president)
The minute congress call my name (was the president)
Say who do
Who do you think you're fooling (who do you think you're fooling)
I've got the presidential seal (was the president)
I'm up on the presidential podium

 

 

He's Gonna Smile On Me

 

I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth
Often there was times when I had to go without
Right now Iím happy as I can be
If I treat people right He's gonna smile on me


He's gonna smile on me
He's gonna smile on me
If I just say my prayers at night
And treat people right He's gonna smile on me


I've been falsely accused and many times misused
But to get revenge I just simply refuse
Instead Iím happy as I can be
If I treat people right He's gonna smile on me


I've been called a fool and used just like a tool
But I still believe in the golden rule
And right now I'm so happy as I can be
If I treat people right He's gonna smile on me

 

 

Put Your Arms Around Me Blessed Jesus

 

It's dark and cold and I'm so all alone
It seems like I'm a million miles from home
No one I can call on and I ain't even got one dime
Help me Jesus help me one more time

Put Your arms around me blessed Jesus
Wrap me in the shelter of Your love
If the wind should blow and toss my soul
Step on board step on board
Put Your arms around me blessed Lord

Lord I made the same mistakes again
My luck's run out I'm down to my last friend
And though I don't deserve it
I know You'll hear me when I plead
Help me Jesus help in my need

 

 

He

 

He can build a mountain
Can save a soul
He can fill an ocean
And hold your hand
When you're alone


He can make the sun shine
Can stop the rain
He can change the season
And ease your heart
When you're in pain


Reach out for His love and say
I believe in every way
Reach out for His hand
He will always understand
Reach out for your Lord today
For His love is here to stay
Reach out for His eyes to see
He alone can set you free


He can make the rainbow
Can turn the tide
He can make you happy
If you just walk
By His side by His side

 

 

What A Time We Will Have Over There

 

What a time we will have when we cross the misty foam
What a time we will have over there
When the Saints of all ages are gathered home
What a time we will have over there


Young and old, king and commoner, we'll all be as one
And Amazing Grace will be heard everywhere
What a time we will have when we see Jesus Christ
What a time we will have over there


What a time we will have when we reach for that land
What a time we will have over there
When the singers shall join in the heavenly band
What a time we will have over there


What a time we will have when we see Mom and Dad
What a time we will have over  there
When the former things are past we will be home at last
What a time we will have over there

 

 

Give Me A Star

 

I'm walking many nights without a place to rest
Not knowing where the north is or the east and west
Give me one star just one simple light
And I'll never walk alone again at night


Give me a star to clear the misty fog away
Give me a star to light the world in dark of day
Give me one star, just one simple light
I will never walk alone again at night
 

Oh I see a new star rising in the sky
A Star of joy a star to purify
A Star of days of old
A Star of David's fold
A star that's filled with gold
A star to rain it's gold on deserts
 

Though winter's beatin' me with stormy winds and rains
My limbs are hurting from the weight of heavy chains
Give me one star just one simple light
And I will never walk alone again at night


Give me a star to clear the mist and fog away
Give me a star to light the world in dark of day
Give me one star, just one simple light
I will never walk alone again at night


Give me one star to clear the mist and fog away
Give me a star to light the world in dark of day
Give me a star, just one simple light
I will never walk alone
I will never walk alone
I will never walk alone again at night
 

Give me one star to clear the misty fog away
Give me one star to light the world in dark of day
Give me a star, just one simple light
I will never walk alone again at night