Jesus Got A Tight Grip

Album: Fully Loaded: God's Country (2019)
  • Well, I ain't never been an angel
    I ain't never been called a saint
    Yeah, I've decorated every bar in town
    With a big red coat of paint
    But good thing I had a good raisin'
    For all the Hell I've raised since then
    When that roll is called up yonder
    I know they've gonna let me in

    'Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul
    And he ain't lettin' go, he ain't lettin' go
    The Devil reaches out but he can't grab hold
    'Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul
    And he ain't lettin' go, he ain't lettin' go
    Might have a little rust on my halo
    But when I'm gone, I know where I'll go
    'Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul

    Now I've been a little more cold beer
    Than holy water, it's true
    More Saturday night on an old bar stool
    Than a Sunday morning pew
    But even old Hank Williams
    Finally saw the light
    And, oh hallelujah, I have too
    And it ain't just the neon kind

    'Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul
    And he ain't lettin' go, he ain't lettin' go
    The Devil reaches out but he can't grab hold
    'Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul
    And he ain't lettin' go, he ain't lettin' go
    Might have a little rust on my halo
    But when I'm gone, I know where I'll go
    'Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul, yeah
    Jesus got a tight grip on my soul, yeah

    Whoa
    I got a long, long way to go
    Whoa
    But I'm gonna get there, I know

    'Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul
    And he ain't lettin' go, he ain't lettin' go
    The Devil reaches out but he can't grab hold
    'Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul
    And he ain't lettin' go (no, no), he ain't lettin' go
    Might have a little rust on my halo (my halo)
    But when I'm gone, I know where I'll go
    'Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul
    Jesus got a tight grip on my soul
    Yeah, he does, and he ain't lettin' go Writer/s: Blake Tollison Shelton, Jessi Leigh Alexander, Rhett Akins, Richard Chase Mcgill
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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