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Free Lecrae song! “I’m a Saint”

In this week’s sermon, “I Am a Saint,” (part 3 in the Ephesians series), Pastor Mark taught that Christian’s identity is primarily that of a saint, not sinner.

And whaddya know, the hip-hop artist Lecrae, one of our favorite artists and Resurgence contributors, has a song with nearly that exact title! Lecrae released “I’m a Saint” on his third album, Rebel, and we’re excited to let you know that he and our friends at Reach Records have been extremely gracious and are letting us give that song away for free!

Click here for a free download of Lecrae’s song “I’m a Saint.”

Lyrics

Hook

Yeah they tell me sugar coat it, dumb it down but I can’t

Might as well could deny the Christ and be ashamed but I ain’t—I’m a saint!
Till the day I see the grave I’m going hard in the paint

It’s the only hope we got that’s why I’ll die for the faith—I’m a saint!

Verse 1

Used to be where I could only trust me and myself
And then that heavy
 metal devil that could send ‘em straight to hell with it
Thought it
 was no helping it my selfishness was celibate
I sell a bit but I make 
sure I don’t sit up in that cell a bit
I’d yell a bit but only when 
hurt came for certain
Illiterate ain’t know that the word came
But
 then that Word hit me and unblinded me
Jesus paid a price for me
That’s how I gained the right to be the son of God I’d like to be
Changed my heart, gave me a desire for his work man
Kill me if you want but 
I’m gonna get back out that dirt man
Not yet what I’m
 gonna be but not what I used to be
I bless his name forever who would
 chose me and start using me
Used to love my sinning full of greed full of 
hate
I might say that I love Jesus but that talk was really fake
I’d
 be lusting for ya cousin if it wasn’t for his grace
Yeah he took me outta 
nothing and he made ya boy a saint

Verse 2

You got to understand Jesus agreed back in eternity
To sign a bloody covenant and take a deadly turn for me
He ain’t just agree, he fulfilled it to the death of ‘em
Took that bloody cup that’s meant for us straight to the neck, and yeah
Swallowed all that bitterness, that pain and affliction
Ain’t a soul in hell with pain comparable to this one
Brought me to repentance, homie I’m blood purchased
Daily I’m conformed to his holiness so I worship
Jesus finished the work, he resurrected on high
That means that he beat death and best believe so will I
See some believe they can fly but I believe I can die
Resurrect leave the earth and live forever with God
He will march through the sky while the stars sing his praises
The planets dance around and the universe is amazed
And me I get to gaze upon his beauty for days
Man if I could be anything baby I’d be a saint

Verse 3

You might think I’m crazy like some kinda urban misfit
But first I
 hated church I’d only pray to give my wish list
I’d be just like you 
doing my dance in the club folk
I promise I ain’t it choose it, I was
 chosen to be loved on
Eyes low blowing dro that’s the life I used to 
know
But Jesus chopped me up and slowed me down just like that
 Houston flow
A dead man until somebody hit me with the hardest facts
The Gospel hit my heart I guess that’s what you call a heart attack
I’m looking at Ephesians 2 like what did Jesus see in you
It’s nothing, by
 his grace he chose to love on folk like me and you
And I don’t
 understand it homie I never planned it
I was chasing money and fast 
women, demanding
I said the great I AM, Son of Man or the Lamb
Snatched ya boy up outta hell and got me working for his plans
Used think I was the man till I met ‘em
All that arrogance and pride I dead ‘em and forget ‘em

I’m a saint!

Check out the original full album and more of Lecrae’s music on Reach Records’ website.


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