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“Why Me” – a Merle Haggard Beautiful Gospel Song

Legendary country singer Merle Haggard recorded this classic gospel song Why Me that was originally written by Kris Kristoferson. “Why Me” was Kristofferson’s lone major country hit as a solo recording artist, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in July 1973. It’s a beautiful gospel song and really connects to our souls. Be blessed!

Merle Haggard, in full Merle Ronald Haggard, (born April 6, 1937, Oildale, California, U.S.—died April 6, 2016, near Redding, California), American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th century, with nearly 40 number one country hits between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s.

Haggard won numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and in 1984 he captured a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007). In 2010 Haggard was named a Kennedy Center honoree. (Source:

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Why Me Lyrics

Why me, Lord? What have I ever done
To deserve even one of the pleasures I’ve known?
Tell me, Lord, what did I ever do to be worthy
Of You and the kindness you’ve shown?

Lord help me, Jesus, I’ve wasted it
So help me, Jesus, I know what I am
Now that I know that I’ve needed you
So help me, Jesus, my soul’s in your hand

Try me, Lord, if you think there’s a way
I can try to repay all I’ve taken from you
Maybe, Lord, I can show someone else
What I’ve been through myself on my way back to you

Lord help me, Jesus, I’ve wasted it
So help me, Jesus, I know what I am
Now that I know that I’ve needed you
So help me, Jesus, my soul’s in your hand

Jesus, my soul’s in your hand

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  1. Shawn Crockatt.

    I’m thinking I’ve merle.
    I’m smoking a joint.
    I’m sad yet I’m happy.
    Because I just understood..
    I asked merle to come to Stompin Tom’s.
    He did.
    No one noticed.
    I pissed My pants.
    I understand

  2. Lewis Lusk

    Smiling all the while . She told me we looked like cousins.

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