Jesus, Take a Hold Lyrics

by Merle Haggard

Like the ancient Roman empire, this world is doomed to fall
And its much too big a thing for mortal man
Just take a look around and see the writing on the wall
Somehow weve got to find a helping hand

This world has never been in the awful shape its in
And people scorn the things our leaders do
Its time a prayer was spoken from the heart of every man
Jesus, take a hold and lead us through

The mighty roar of gunfire is now a local sound
And our city streets are filled with angry men
Laws now a mockery throughout our troubled land
And destruction seems to be the current trend

This world has never been in the awful shape its in
And our leaders seem in doubt, what to do
Its time a prayer was spoken from the heart of every man
Jesus, take a hold and lead us through
Jesus, take a hold and lead us through