I Met Jesus in a Bar

from Always Willing to Take Me In by Joel Henderson

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Music and lyrics by Jim Lauderdale and Leslie Satcher. I hold a mechanical license.

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I met Jesus in a bar
I guess you just can’t fall too far
I was pouring whiskey in an empty heart
When I met Jesus in a bar

Man or angel, son of God, he did not tell me who he was, but I knew
In that least expected place, I saw heaven in his face and couldn’t move
We sat there for hours, I could feel the grace and power
And I said things I’ve never told a soul
I asked for forgiveness
He said I’ve already done this, don’t you know

I met Jesus in a bar
I guess you just can’t fall too far
I was pouring whiskey in an empty heart
when I met Jesus in a bar

I started crying in my hands and when I looked up again he was gone
Then I walked the whole way home for the first time knowing I was not alone
Some meet him on the highway, some meet him on a Sunday on the back row of a church
I can only tell you my way was in a place where people go to hurt

I met Jesus in a bar
I guess you just can’t fall too far
I was pouring whiskey in an empty heart
When I met Jesus in a bar
I was pouring whiskey in an empty heart
When I met Jesus in a bar

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from Always Willing to Take Me In, released December 1, 2011
Joel Henderson, vocals & guitar

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Joel Henderson Louisville, Kentucky

Heartfelt lyrics and wit are at the core of many singer-songwriters, but the ability to translate feelings to others is where Joel Henderson sets himself apart. With true-to-self lyrics and timeless melodies, Henderson combines folk, country, blues, gospel, and classic pop with equal reverence. ... more

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