When I Got a Hold of the Lord

Words and Music by Jim E. Davis

© 1993 HIM Music

 

Key: G

 

 

Chorus:

 

            G                                                                                      G7

(When I) when I got a hold of the Lord, He sure got a hold on me

 

            C                                                                                      G

(When I) when I got a hold of the Lord, He sure got a hold on me

 

          Bb/G                                   F/G

When I was on the bottom and I needed a friend

 

      C7

He reached down and put me in the palm of His hand

 

           G                                         Em7         D                            G

(When I) when I got a hold of the Lord, He sure got a hold on me

 

 

Verse I:

 

  G                                                 F/G  Em/G Dm/G Em/G F/G  G

I never shall forget that day (He sure got a  hold   on      m  -  e)

 

   G                                                     F/G  Em/G Dm/G Em/G F/G  G

I fell down on my knees to pray (He sure got a hold   on      m  -  e)

 

  Bb/G

I lifted my hands up to the sky

 

        B/G#

And asked the Lord if He would come by

 

  C/A

I felt the power like a mighty sea

 

      C/D                          D7

He sure a got a hold on me

 

 

Verse II:

 

  G                                                 F/G  Em/G Dm/G Em/G F/G  G

I just canít keep it to myself (He sure got a hold   on      m  -  e)

 

  G                                                  F/G  Em/G Dm/G Em/G F/G  G

I just canít lay it on the shelf (He sure got a  hold   on      m  -  e)

 

   Bb/G

I gotta let it out to everyone I know

 

       B/G#

Itís just like fire shut in my bones

 

   C/A

If I donít tell what itís all about

 

        C/D                          D7

The rocks are gonna cry out