I Was There When It Happened Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Fern Jones
release date: 1957-10-11
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Rockabilly
length: 2:17
producer: Sam Phillips
bass: Marshall Grant
vocal: Johnny Cash
acoustic guitar: Johnny Cash
electric guitar: Luther Perkins
background vocals: Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant
writer: Fern Jones, Jimmie Davis
There are some people who say we cannot tell
Whether we are saved or whether all is well
They say we only can hope and trust that it is so
Well, I was there when it happened and so I guess I ought to know

Yes, I know when Jesus saved me, saved my soul
The very moment He forgave me, made me whole
He took away my heavy burdens
Lord, He gave me peace within, peace within

Satan can't make me doubt it, I won't doubt it
It's real and I'm gonna shout it, I'm gonna shout it
I was there when it happened
And so I guess I ought to know

I don't care who tells me salvation is not real
Though the world may argue, that we cannot feel
The heavy burden's lifted and the vile sins go
I was there when it happened and so I guess I ought to know

Yes, I know when Jesus saved me, saved my soul
The very moment He forgave me, made me whole
He took away my heavy burdens
Lord, He gave me peace within, peace within

Satan can't make me doubt it, I won't doubt it
It's real and I'm gonna shout it, I'm gonna shout it
I was there when it happened
And so I guess I ought to know



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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rock Island Line
  • 2 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  • 3 Country Boy
  • 4 If the Good Lord’s Willing
  • 5 Cry! Cry! Cry!
  • 6 Remember Me (I’m the One Who Loves You)
  • 7 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 8 I Was There When It Happened
  • 9 I Walk the Line
  • 10 Wreck of the Old ’97
  • 11 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 12 Doin’ My Time