From the recording Summer In Rhode Island
People come to faith in a lot of different ways. Sometimes it's not pretty. In fact, it can be during the most desperate of times. It can be in a stadium while listening to a band, in a church listening to a preacher, or in a quiet room desperately trying to sort through your life, your purpose, and what you should do next....
(Words and Music by Charlie Nault)
Didn’t hear no choir of angels sing
Didn’t fly away on eagles’ wings
Didn’t hear a single church bell ring
In my lonely room….
Thought of places I might run and hide
For a while I thought of suicide
Wondered what was on the other side
That’s when I realized
I could fall down on my knees and pray
Though I didn’t have a clue what I should say
I went ahead and did it anyway
Salvation came in to my heart that day
Did you hear me say; salvation came in to my heart that day…
My palms were wet, the sun was hot
When I pulled in to the parking lot
But I thought I should give this a shot, so I went inside
People sang with hands raised in the air and I thought “Man, what am I doing here”
Still I hear a voice deep in my ear
“You’re right where you belong…
And I just fell down on my knees and prayed.
Still I didn’t have a clue what I should say
I went ahead, and I did it anyway.
Forgiveness came into my heart that day
Did you hear me say; forgiveness came into my heart that day
I went walkin’ down a lonely road, saw a face that bore a heavy load
I said “You don’t have to do this alone, man I’ve been where you are…
And I put my arm around him and I prayed
Somehow I knew exactly what to say
Man, I prayed he’d see that Jesus is the way
Redemption came in to my heart that day
Oh sweet glory now
Redemption came in to my heart that day….