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Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel”

This week I wanted to cover a song by the winner of American Idol season 4, Carrie Underwood! Some PI Girls suggested I cover her music in the last “Mondays with Christi” live chat, and I decided to sing “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” (Psst! If you want to participate in the next chat, held right here on Project Inspired on Mondays at 4 PM PT, click here to learn more!)

This week’s cover is a simplified version on an acoustic guitar. I like this song because it is relatable to so many people; it tells the story of a woman who surrenders for Jesus to take control. We get so busy in life, and it can take extreme circumstances to wake people up spiritually. I think Underwood communicates this in a realistic way. Some of my favorite lyrics are:

“It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
And the car came to a stop
She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock
And for the first time in a long time
She bowed her head to pray
She said I’m sorry for the way
I’ve been living my life
I know I’ve got to change
So from now on tonight

(Chorus): Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can’t do this on my own
I’m letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I’m on
Oh, Jesus take the wheel…”

Watch my version of “Jesus, Take the Wheel” below:

PI Girls, do you relate to this song? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Image: YouTube | Christi Given


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  1. Godsrose1997

    Posted by Godsrose1997 on February 3, 2014 at 16:54

    So Great 🙂

  2. GodGirl209

    Posted by GodGirl209 on August 30, 2013 at 22:07

    I love Carrie Underwood’s songs!

  3. zhane777

    Posted by zhane777 on August 30, 2013 at 17:26

    Amazing!!!!!! Can you do Sarah Reeves – Sweet Sweet Sound 🙂

  4. JessicaAnne

    Posted by JessicaAnne on August 26, 2013 at 06:01

    This is absolutely amazing!! Great job! 🙂

  5. Posted by Nicole on August 25, 2013 at 20:24

    absolutely beautiful!! You did such a great job!

  6. alyssamarie23

    Posted by alyssamarie23 on August 24, 2013 at 19:01

    Beautiful! Can you do Break Every Chain by Jesus Culture? My absolute, all time favorite! But no matter what you sing, I know it’ll be great 🙂

  7. wildwolf1300

    Posted by wildwolf1300 on August 24, 2013 at 10:43

    love your voice! its awesome I that people hear this song allday like I do its really a good song people we need to sing this at church who with me! come now we girls can do this oh ya we can

  8. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on August 24, 2013 at 03:06

    I also love your shirt!!! Where did you buy it?

  9. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on August 24, 2013 at 02:27

    I love that song!!!

  10. PumpkinGirl

    Posted by PumpkinGirl on August 23, 2013 at 13:50

    You have such a pretty voice, Christi!