Music Mix: Charlie Daniels – The Door

Artist: Charlie Daniels

“Protected By Prayer”

He got lost from his unit in the jungle alone
With the enemy on the advance
As the bullets & tracers flew over his head
He knew that he didn’t have a chance
He fired his rifle & tried to be brave
Though his senses were frightened & numb
He lay on the ground with a lump in his throat
Cause he knew that the end would soon come

But back home a mother was down on her knees
Prayin be with my son keep him safe Father please
When it all looked so hopeless just a one-sided fight
His deliverence flew into the night
And the enemy scattered
As the chopper touched down
And lifted the soldier
Off the hard killin ground
He could feel the Lord’s presence
In the hot jungle air
Surround by mercy
Protected by prayer

She had to work late she was hurryin along
Tryin to get home before dark
Against her better judgement she turned from her way
And took the shortcut that ran thru the park
With night falling quickly & no one around
From the deep shadows there stepped a man
She noticed the cold evil look in his eye & she saw the knife in his hand
She cried out Lord Jesus I’m one of your own
Send me help Lord you know I can’t face this alone
As the powers of Heaven fought the forces of Hell
The man tripped & stumbled & fell
She walked thru the darkness without worry or fear
Knowin nothin could harm her cause her angel was near
No evil could touch her
No demon would dare
Surrounded by mercy
Protected by prayer

He who abides in the Almighty’s shadow
Shall be kept neath his sheltering wings
Ye tho I walk thru the valley of shadow
I will not fear anything

He was a good husband & a father of two
It all began harmless enough
He started out tryin the drugs just for fun
Then he was hooked on the stuff
He was out on the street just a thief & a b__
He was dirty & out of control
But his family wouldn’t give up
They cried out to God
And prayed for his lost troubled soul

Then one day a street preacher walked up to him
He said friend did you know Jesus died for your sin
I’ve been sent to help you find salvation’s door
Ya can’t live like this anymore
And the Heaven’s were opened & conviction fell down
And he cried out for mercy as he knelt on the ground
When he stood up his soul was in the Good Shepherd’s care
Surrounded by mercy
Protected by prayer

Surrounded by mercy
Protected by prayer

album: “The Door” (1994)


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