Christian Rap and Worship

Worship can take various forms and styles. Its aim is to beckon our hearts toward God and show that He is worthy of all honor and praise.

I wanted to post this video from a Christian Rapper named Lecrae because it embodies what I see the intend of worship in a “non-traditional” form. The name of the song is “Boasting”.

 

I also wanted to include the lyrics (with my biblical references in parenthesis) to show you how biblically saturated I see this song:

CHORUS

If this life has anything to gain at all

I’ll count it loss if I can’t hear you, feel you, ’cause I need you (Phil 3:8).

Can’t walk this earth alone (Deut 8:3, Luke 4:4, Matt. 4:4).

I recognize I’m not my own (1 Cor. 6:19-20), so before I fall

I need to hear you, feel you, as I live to make my boast in you alone (Gal 6:14).

VERSE 1

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 (Jas 1:17).

Every day that I lie, every moment I covet

I’m deserving to die (Rom. 6:23), I’m just earning your judgment (Rev. 20:11-12).

I, without the cross there’s only condemnation (Rom. 8:1).

If Jesus wasn’t executed there’s no celebration (1st Cor. 15:14).

So in times that are good, in times that are bad

For any times that I’ve had it all I will be glad (1st Thess. 5:18).

And I will boast in the cross. I’ll boast in my pains.

I will boast in the sunshine, boast in his reign (Gal 6:14).

What’s my life if it’s not praising you?

Another dollar in my bank account of vain pursuit (Psalm 127:1).

I do not count my life as any value or precious at all.

Let me finish my race, let me answer my call (2 Tim. 4:7).

VERSE 2

Tomorrow’s never promised, but it is we swear (Jas 4:13-14).

Think we holding our own, just a fist full of air (Psalm 14:1).

God has never been obligated to give us life.

If we fought for our rights, we’d be in hell tonight (Rom. 3:23).

Mere sinners owed nothing but a fierce hand.

We never loved him, we pushed away his pierced hands (Isa. 53).

I rejected his love, grace, kindness, and mercy.

Dying of thirst, yet, willing to die thirsty (John 4:14).

Eternally worthy, how could I live for less?

Patiently you turned my heart away from selfishness (Gal 5:22-23).

I volunteer for your sanctifying surgery.

I know the Spirit’s purging me of everything that’s hurting me (John 17:17).

Remove the veil from my darkened eyes (2nd Cor 4:4).

So now every morning I open your word and see the Son rise (2nd Cor 4:5-6).

I hope in nothin, boast in nothin, only in your suffering (Gal 6:14).

I live to show your glory, dying to tell your story (Phil. 1:21).

BRIDGE

Glory was solely meant for you (Psalm 115).

Doing what no one else could do.

With All I have to give, (With all I have to Give)

I’ll use my life, I’ll use my lips. (My Lips Yeaaah)

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 (Psalm 16:5-11).

I hope this song is as much of a blessing to you as it was (and is) for me in my journey with Jesus.

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~ by simplesage on December 10, 2013.

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