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​What Will It Take (To Keep You From Jesus?)

This song is by Michael Card and appears on the album Scandalon (1985).

What will it take to keep you from Jesus
Keep you from heeding his call
The simple excuse of a heart that is hard
A reason that's nothing at all

And there was a man who was owned by his money
He was as rich as could be
But deep in his heart was a voice that was crying
Telling him he wasn't free
When he questioned the master concerning his problem
The answer took his breath away
For his money had come to mean more than his soul
Forever would stand in his way!

What will it take to keep you from Jesus
Keep you from heeding his call
The simple excuse of a heart that is hard
A reason that's nothing at all
And how long before you stop with your reasons
Take your defenses away
It's only a lie that keeps you from foll'wing
Don't let it stand in your way!
So many excuses and so many lies
Are blocking the light and the way
But the final decision to follow the Lord
Can shatter and blow them away!
(Guitar solo)

Once there was one who was lame in his body
Sick in his body and soul
Tho' he didn't know all the facts about Jesus
He knew that he longed to be whole
So with some of his friends he went seeking and found him
So many stood in their way
So they tore through the roof and they lowered him down
But nothing could keep him away!


What will it take to keep you from Jesus
Keep you from heeding his call
The simple excuse of a heart that is hard
A reason that's nothing at all
And how long before you stop with your reasons
Take your defenses away
It's only a lie that keeps you from foll'wing
Don't let it stand in your way!