Marty Robbins - The Master's Call


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 living 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 norther started blowing and lightning 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 I 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 the 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 near, 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 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, 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...
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A religious ballad from 1959.



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