All the versions sounded wrong and this sounds perfect (Intro) Cm Eb Cm When I was but a young man I was wild and full of fire Eb Cm A youth within my teens, but full of challenge and desire Eb Cm I ran away from home and left my mother and my dad Ab Bb Cm I know it grieved them so to think their only boy was bad. Eb Cm I fell in with an outlaw band, their names were known quite well Eb Cm How many times we robbed and plundered, I could never tell Eb Cm This kind of sinful living leads only to a fall Ab Bb Cm I learned that much and more the night I heard my Master call. (Bridge) Ab Eb Ab Eb One night we rustled cattle, a thousand head or so Ab Eb Cm And started them out on the trail that leads to Mexico Ab Bb Eb Bb But a norther started blowing and lightning flashed about Eb Ab Eb Eb I thought someone was calling me, I thought I heard a shout. (Chorus) Eb G Gm Then at that moment lightning struck not twenty yards from me Ab Eb And left there was a giant cross where once there was a tree Fm And this time I knew I heard a voice, a voice so sweet and strange Eb Cm A voice that came from everywhere, a voice that called my name. Eb Cm So frightened I was thinking of sinful deeds I'd done Eb Cm I failed to see the thousand head of cattle start to run Eb Cm The cattle they stampeded, were running all around Ab Bb Cm My pony ran but stumbled and it threw me to the ground. (Bridge) Ab Eb Ab Eb I felt the end was near, that death would be the price Ab Eb Cm When a mighty bolt of lightning showed the face of Jesus Christ Ab Bb Eb Bb And I cried oh Lord forgive me, don't let it happen now Bb Eb Eb I want to live for you alone, Oh God these words I vow. (Chorus) Eb G G My wicked past unfolded, I thought of wasted years Ab Eb When another bolt of lightning killed a hundred head of steers Cm Fm And the others rushed on by me and I was left to live Eb Cm The Master had a reason, life is his to take or give. Eb Cm A miracle performed that night, I wasn't meant to die Eb Cm The dead ones formed a barricade least six or seven high Eb Cm And right behind it there was I, afraid but safe and sound Ab Bb Cm I cried and begged for mercy kneeling there upon the ground. Eb Cm A pardon I was granted, my sinful soul set free Eb Cm No more to fear the angry waves upon life's stormy sea Eb Cm Forgiven by the love of God, a love that will remain Ab Bb Cm Cm7 Cm I gave my life and soul the night the Saviour called my name..