if i give my soul lyrics – tom jones

down a dangerous road
i have come to where i’m standing
with a heavy heart
and my hat clutched in my hand

such a foolish man
god ain’t known no greater sinner
i have come in search of jesus
hoping he will understand

i had a woman once
she was kind and she was gentle
had a child by me
who grew up to be a man

i had a steady job
’til i started into drinking
started playing music
traveling with the devil’s band

oh, the years flew by
like a mighty rush of eagles
my dreams and plans
were all scattered in the wind

it’s a lonesome life
when you lose the ones you live for
if i make my peace with jesus
will he take me back again?

if i give my soul
will he stop my hands from shaking?
if i give my soul
will my son love me again?

if i give my soul
and she knows i really mean it
if i give my soul to jesus
will she take me back again?

if i give my soul
will he clean these clothes i’m wearin’?
if i give my soul
will he put new boots on my feet?

if i bow my head
and beg god for his forgiveness
will he breathe new breath within me
and bring her back to me?

/ tom jones lyrics