My life's a journey; it's hard and it's long,
I made a few good turns, but mostly I did wrong.
I don't quite know how things turned out so well,
'Cuz what I'm doin' could only land me in hell.
Don't know where I'm goin', where I am or were I been,
I can tell you one thing; my path is black with sin.
Every decision I made could well ruin everything,
But I'm on the right path, thanks to the grace of the King.
He sent his son to be nailed to a tree,
He said to his people, "Take your cross and follow me."
That's the only reason I got hope in this life,
My shining guide through the pain and the strife.
Life is pain; there ain't no way around that,
I ain't gonna tell you my troubles are past.
But when this is over, it'll be alright,
'Cuz Christ paid my ransom and won the fight!