Michael Woodhead

IF YOU WANT HIM TO

Written & Composed by Michael Woodhead
Copyright © 1975, 2019

She stood at the door and was ready to leave
I could see there were tears in her eyes
I stood there, heart-broken, and whispered her name
And I wondered if all we said were lies
Beside her, our children seemed lost and afraid
And I wondered what they thought of our love
Then, our son said
Jesus can mend all the pain
Jesus can heal us again
Jesus can change us anew
If you want Him to

I gazed at my wife, she could not turn to see
That I needed to know the reasons why
Why was she leaving, just what had I done
Was there some way to change I could try
The door closed behind them, I fell to my knees
And the words my son said came back to me
I heard him say
Jesus can mend all the pain
Jesus can heal us again
Jesus can change us anew
If you want Him to

I cried, O my God, do whatever you can
To unite me with all my family
I give you my wife, I give you my son
I give you my daughter and me
Then I heard a cry from the front of the house
And I rushed out to see what was wrong

There on the road lay my son in his blood
And my wife crying helplessly close by
I rushed to her side, held her, prayed then
O Lord Jesus, help us to make all things right
My wife turned to me and with tears in her eyes
She said, dear, I'm so sorry for my life
Then my son said
Jesus can mend all my pain
Jesus can heal me again
Jesus can make me anew
If I want Him to

I never found out why she wanted to leave
But I thank God that she is here to stay
Just as God's Son gave His life for our sins
My son's blood brought us closer that day
I pray that your life and your marriage is sure
For with God's help, you can make it so
Remembering this
Jesus can mend all your pain
Jesus can heal you again
Jesus can change you anew
If you want Him to


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