Jesus, Take The Wheel

Album: Some Hearts (2005)
Charted: 20
  • She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati on a snow white Christmas Eve
    Going home to see her mama and her daddy with the baby in the backseat
    Fifty miles to go, and she was running low on faith and gasoline
    It'd been a long hard year
    She had a lot on her mind, and she didn't pay attention
    She was going way too fast
    Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass
    She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
    She didn't even have time to cry
    She was so scared
    She threw her hands up in the air

    Jesus, take the wheel
    Take it from my hands
    'Cause I can't do this on my own
    I'm letting go
    So give me one more chance
    And save me from this road I'm on
    Jesus, take the wheel

    It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
    And the car came to a stop
    She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock
    And for the first time in a long time
    She bowed her head to pray
    She said, "I'm sorry for the way
    I've been living my life
    I know I've got to change
    So from now on tonight

    Jesus, take the wheel
    Take it from my hands
    'Cause I can't do this on my own
    I'm letting go
    So give me one more chance
    And save me from this road I'm on."

    Oh, Jesus, take the wheel

    Oh, I'm letting go
    So give me one more chance
    Save me from this road I'm on
    From this road I'm on
    Jesus, take the wheel
    Oh, take it, take it from me
    Oh, why, oh Writer/s: Brett James, Gordon Sampson, Hillary Lindsey
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 19

  • Lejean from MsIf Jesus has the Wheel you have all the Protection You Need in Life. Simply ask Him for it, then start Thanking Him (Jesus) for your answered Prayers. All in the Name of Jesus Christ! God bless each and everyone of you always.
  • Tangisi from Vanuatu Its a beautiful song.. God speaks..
  • Star from, GaOh my PIZZA!!! I LOVE her jeans!!!!!!!!!!!! (BTW if you were t do that for true, you'd die. DO NOT TRY at home! XD)
  • Hayley from Not Tellin, HiInspiring.
  • Brittany from Indianapolis, Inthis song has a big impact in my life
    that was me at the age of 14 ,15
    this year i have learn to trust in GOD IN
  • Grace from Antioch, TnThanks Lisa Brown for your comments. I agree with you. There are so many times when all you can do is throw up your hands and trust in God to deliver you from your circumstances. If you have faith and believe, he is the only one who can deliver you.

    PS. I am from Jamaica also.
  • Grace from Antioch, TnThis song is so inspiring. I've been listening to it all morning. This morning started out in a negative way and when I started listening to this song driving to work I just started to cry. I was just like the young lady, asking him to take the wheel. Then I got a call that my Mom fell and hit her head and that she is being rushed to the hospital and I knew that I was listening to this song for a reason. This song is awesome. Thanks Carrie.
  • David from Port Hawkesbury, CanadaIt kind of makes me wonder how people rely on faith so much. I'm strong, so I don't need it, but I can't help but wonder how the weak need it so much.
  • Rhianna from Badonkadonkville, OhMy youth pastor put it this way once::: She was stupid in the verse "Jesus take the wheel" Instead of taking just the wheel, take my entire life he said. But I actually disagree with him in this instance bc in a car, what does the steering wheel do for you, the driver? It directs which way the car goes. She is asking Jesus to take over and be the driving force with which to lead her in the correct direction. I see both sides. What do you think? Who do you agree with?
  • John from Newton Aycliffe, United KingdomI would have said that the song represent if you have faith in something then you can achieve it.

    The women in the song had faith in that jesus would save her and her child and he could also mean and never give up on the faith and things you believe in.
    'Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline'
  • Destiny from Pittsburgh, PaWow, this song is so beautiful and inspiring, I can't describe it... the feeling can't be put into words...
  • Matthew from Milford, MaWhat an awesome metaphor this song makes...
  • Sierra from Sactown, CaThis is an awsome song with awsome lyrics...and she sings then great
  • Lisa from Jamaica, WiIn response to the second comment; they are situations where human beings will find themselves having no control over.This song presents such a situation and it is in these circumstances that the Lord Jesus uses the oppertunity to show himself strong in our weaknesses.There was no chance for this woman in the car except through the grace and mercy of Jesus.The Bible says the goodness of God leads one to repentance.(Rom.2:4)-Lisa Brown Mandeville, Jamaica W.I
  • Dianne from Ft. Bening, GaEven though I am of another faith, I find this song compelling and beautifully done. Religious-themed songs are so often hokey and dripping but not this one. It sends a powerful message, and Carrie Underwood sings it with conviction and sincerity. I can't wait to hear more from her. I heard her album has gone platinum five times over now, and it totally deserves it. Thank God we have a popular singer who can actually sing!
  • Alex from Nowhere, Gawell personally i think the car is a metaphore for life and how the ice repersents the girl in the song losing control of her life (car). and when she says "jesus take the wheel" she lets jesus take control of her life
  • Nicole from Kenosha, WiI love this song, it inspires me and just makes me feel better. I can't really explain it without sounding corny, lol. Carrie Underwood is amazing, she is beautiful, has a beautiful voice, is such a great person, and if there was such thing as the perfect person I think she would be it.
  • Stacy from Sunbury, AustraliaWhen i first heard this song i did not realise that it was actually Carrie Underwood singing it, i was amazed when i actually found this out. She has a beautiful voice and this song is beautiful beyond words. I love this song, my friend sang this today at a performance we had, she sang it wonderfully and i cant get enough of this song. Love Stacy
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