The Master's Call Lyrics - Marty Robbins
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Marty Robbins - The Master's Call
When I was but a young man I was 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,
I know 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' leads 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.
But a norhtern started blowin' and lightnin' flashed about,
I thought someone was calling me I thought I heard a shout.
Then at that moment lightning struck not twenty yards from me,
And left there was a giant cross where once there was a tree.
And this time I knew a heard a voice, a voice so sweet and strange,
A voice that came from everywhere, a voice that called my name.
So frightened I was thinking of sinful deeds I'd done,
I failed to see a thousand head of cattle start to run.
The cattle they stampeded, were running all around,
My pony ran but stumbled, and it 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.
And I cried "Oh Lord, forgive me. Don't let it happen now,
I want to live for You alone, oh God these words I vow."
My wicked past unfolded, 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 is His to take and give.
A miracle performed that night, I wasn't ment to die
The dead ones formed a barricade least 6 or 7 high
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, 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 Saviour called my name.
Writer: ROBBINS, MARTY
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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One of the best ever | Reviewer: R K Savage | 1/12/2008
I grew up listening to my moms country albums. The one I remember the most is Marty Robbins "Gunfighter Ballads and Trail songs". The Masters Call is probably one of his best if not "the" best on the whole album. It is my favorite song to perform at church. The lyrics are totaly awesome.
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