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Jonny Lang: Turn Around

As I wrote previously, Lang wrote Leaving to Stay about leaving faith, but recently returned to faith and wrote this beautiful song as a testimony – I think this duet is with his wife.

This last studio CD, Turn Around, won the 2007 Grammy for Best Rock Gospel Album.

I used to live my life in fear

Was worried all the time

From waking up to laying down

I had no peace of mind

The world became a darkened place

A struggle without end

Although bitter times those were

The days that I had began to understand

I was only a man

I grew up singing songs in church

With questions in my mind

Then turned my back and ran away

From God who gave me life

Then one night his presence fell

I wept and shook and then

I fell down and cried, Dear Jesus, rescue me again

I understand I am only a man

And He said, What will it be now?

Will you choose me or keep swimming up stream now?

I’ve been inside your head hearing you scream out.

Well here I am, just take my hand and I’ll take out

All of the pain and all of the fear

All of the fear

I’ll give you my burdens (I’ll give you peace)

All of my desires (I’ll give you what you need)

Oh, what about these chains, Lord? (I’ll set you free)

But they’re so heavy (Lay them at my feet)

I’ll lay them at your feet

Just promise you won’t leave (I’ll never leave)

So where do I go from here, Lord? (Just follow me)

(Just follow me)

I’ll follow you (Just follow me) wherever you lead

Wherever you lead, wherever you lead