But something got hold of me, yes, something got hold of me.
I went there to fight, but oh, my, that night, God surely got hold of me.
2. I walked up the steps and I looked in the door, the Devil said, "Don't you go in."
I said, "It won't hurt me, I'll just step inside, and sit as far back as I can."
3. The preacher just then his sermon began, and looked right straight down on me.
He told ev'ryone just how evil I was and seemed not to think much of me.
4. And just about then someone started to shout, he said that he knew he was saved;
All plainly could see, with no reason to doubt, salvation to him the Lord gave.
5. I said when I went that I could not stay long, that I must be home by nine;
I fell to my knees, and the fire then came down, tho' late I was feeling so fine.