i came to believe lyrics – johnny cash

i couldn’t manage the problems i laid on myself
and it just made it worse when i laid them on somebody else
so i finally surrendered it all brought down in despair
i cried out for help and i felt a warm comforter there

[chorus:]
and i came to believe in a power much higher than i
i came to believe that i needed help to get by
in childlike faith i gave in and gave him a try
and i came to believe in a power much higher than i

nothing worked out when i handled it all on my own
and each time i failed it made me feel twice as alone
then i cried, “lord there must be a sure and easier way
for it just cannot be that a man should lose hope every day.”

[chorus]

yes, i came to believe in a power much higher than i

/ johnny cash lyrics