Monday, January 24, 2011

This has become my favorite song in the last two weeks. I imagine it will stay there for years to come. Every line has immense meaning & more is packed into this song than almost every other song I've ever heard. I implore you to read the whole thing & then listen to it. It's ok if you don't like rap, you can still appreciate the theology that Lecrae has embedded into this song. Plus if you do like rap, you are blessed because Lecrae is coming to Seattle, March 5th for the Rock and Worship Road Show! It's only $10 at the door!

If this life has anything to gain at all
I count it lost if I can't hear you, feel you, 'cause I need you
Can't walk this earth alone
I recognize I am not my own, so before I fall
I need to hear you, feel you, as I live to make my boast in you alone

With every breath I take, with every heart beat,
Sunrise and the moon lights in the dark street
Every glance, every dance, every note of a song
It's all a gift undeserved that I shouldn't have known
Every day that I lie, every moment I covet
I'm deserving to die, I'm just earning your judgment
I, without the cross there's only condemnation
If Jesus wasn't executed there's no celebration
So in times that are good, in times that are bad
For any times that I've had it all I will be glad
And I will boast in the cross, I boast in my pains
I will boast in the sunshine, boast in his rain

What's my life if it's not praising you
Another dollar in my bank account of vain pursuit, I do
Not count my life as any value or precious at all
Let me finish my race, let me answer my call

Tomorrow's never promised, but it is we swear
Think we holding our own, just a fist full of air

God has never been obligated to give us life
If we fought for our rights, we'd be in hell tonight
Mere sinners own nothing but a fierce hand
We never loved him we pushed away his pierced hands
I rejected his love, grace, kindness, and mercy
Dying of thirst, yet, willing to die thirsty
Eternally worthy, how could I live for less?
Patiently you turn my heart away from selfishness
I volunteer for your sanctifying surgery
I know the spirits purging me of everything that's hurting me
Remove the veil from my darkened eyes
So now every morning I open Your Word and see the sun rise
I hope in nothin', boast in nothin', only in your sufferin'
I live to show your glory, dyin' to tell your story

Glory was solely meant for you
Doing what no one else could do
With all I have to give
I'll use my life, I'll use my lips
I'll only glory in your Word
What gift to me I don't deserve
I'll live in such a way that it reflects to you, my Praise

*More on boasting can be found in 2Corinthians 3:4-5 & 12:9-10

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