This song was written by Dianne Wilkinson, and was recorded by Gold City… included on their album, Moment of Truth.
Dianne Wilkinson (née Branscum; born 1944) is an American southern gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist.
Wilkinson was born Dianne Branscum, in Blytheville, Arkansas. She is a 1962 graduate of Blytheville High School. She worked – and retired- as a healthcare worker from Dyersburg, Tennessee, where she resides with her husband, Timothy; they’ve been married since March 11, 1972. She is a member of Springhill Baptist Church in her hometown, where she plays the piano during their worship services.
She also has a long-storied career as a southern gospel songwriter for many artists. She was nominated at the 46th GMA Dove Awards, in the Songwriter of the Year non-artist category.
Gold City is an American southern gospel quartet, based in Gadsden, Alabama.
The roster for this album consisted of: Steve Ladd – tenor, Bruce Taliaferro – lead, Daniel Riley – baritone, and Aaron McCune – bass.
This song is fun to listen to, but it also has an important message about repentance.
Bible Reference… Jeremiah 15:19; Acts 3:19; 2Corinthians 7:9
If you’re tired of the life you’re living; if you’re taking more than you’ve been given;
if your life seems a little more lonely every day,
turn your back to the life you’re leadin’. Turn your back to the voice you’re heedin’.
Turn your eyes to the Morning Star, Who loves you for what you are;
He’s the only One Who can show you a better way.
Turn your back to the road you’re walkin’!
Turn your back to the way you’re talkin’!
Turn your back to the friends who just want to bring you down!
Turn your back; you will start believin’! Turn your back; you will start receivin’! Turn your eyes to the Lord above; you’ll soon find the perfect love.
He’s the only one Who can turn your life around!
If you’ve searched all your life for something, and it seems you’ve missed the one thing that can give you peace, and comfort your troubled heart,
turn your back on doubt and confusion. Turn your back on your disillusion.
Turn your feet toward a brand new road; find a Friend to share your load.
He’s the only One Who can give you a brand new start. (CHORUS 2x)