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Next Thing You Know (Thirteen)

I remember when I was thirteen
I saw a picture on my TV screen
The Reverend Billy Graham and the people sing “Just As I Am”
And I felt like You were talking to me

And the whole world seemed to fade away
Until I heard my mother say
“Son, are you ok? Do you wanna pray?
And that became the hour I first believed

And next thing you know
I'm high and flying, next thing you know
My heart is in Your hands, next thing you know
There is no denying, next thing you know
I'm a brand new man

Well I wish I could say I always stayed right there
And I did until my freshman year
But the world was pulling me along way from thirteen
And You were calling but I didn't hear

Still I knew there was something more
So one day my knees hit the dorm room floor
I said “If You're there and if You really care
Come and talk to me like I was thirteen”


I Got a picture in my head today
Of how Heaven might look someday
I see the people there so I pull up a chair
And their stories they blew me away

‘Cause I can see it on every face
Their evidence of grace
And as I listen it occurs to me
Everybody's got their own thirteen

So what's your story about His glory?
You gotta find your place in the history of grace

Chorus: (2X's)

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Matthew West
Next Thing You Know (Thirteen)
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Next Thing You Know (Thirteen)
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