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Lecrae - Take Me As I Am (lyrics) (youtube.com)
Purpose was just for you to be able to see the lyrics as you follow along with the rap. There are no interesting pictures in here -- just a verse I added at the end, Ephesians 2:8-10.

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Grace through faith.
I talked to a cat the other day
He was like, "Man I really wanna come to Christ
But I gotta clean my life up first, get my sins together"

I told 'em, I used to think that way too
I thought I had to change myself before I could come to Christ
But Christ changed me
Let me tell you my story, it starts like this:

[Verse 1]
It's 5:46 in the mornin', tossin' and turnin'
Chest burnin', sermons in my head keep reocurrin'
Havin' visions in my head of a kid
Cryin' at the feet of the Father, for all the wrong things that he did

Now I'm sweatin' in my sheets, can't sleep
My mind keeps tellin' me I'm six feet deep
Don't remind me, even though I'm still alive, I can't tell
The way I'm living my life, I feel I'm going to Hell

God, they telling me I should accept You
That You had to leave the world, cause the world left You
Reason I can't change, like a mystery to me
So I make believe there really is a heaven for a G

Even though they say You loved the world so much, You shed Your blood
God, I feel I'm too messed up for love
They tell me come as I am, but I smell like smoke
My whole life's full of sin 'cause it's all I know

The Bible told me that You died for my sins
If I believe in Christ, it'll save me from the end
But I'm scared to ask You, to save me; my heart
So evil, I got thoughts that's full of hatred, hurtin' people

I thought at first I had to clean up my life
Now I'm hearin' I just need to cling to the Light
I'm ready to do it, but Lord, I pray You understand
My life is a mess -- will You take me as I am?

Will You take me as I am?
I know the way I'm living is wrong
But I can't change on my own, trying to make it alone
I wonder, How could You love me when my life's so ugly?
But You came down and died for me...
...will you take me as I am?

[Verse 2]
I'm sick and tired of trying to be the man my daddy never taught me to be
I'm grown up now, life ain't what I thought it would be
I made many mistakes in my past I can't fix
Now I'm staring at this crucifix tatted on my wrist

Is it true what they telling me? Am I just crazy?
Did You bleed on the cross for my sins to save me?
But why would You die for me?
My whole life, I've been working for Satan while he fed lies to me

And now I'm hearing too much, trying to get a true touch
Of a love that can change me, I'm all screwed up
Figure hell is what I deserve
But Your Word says we all fall short, so I guess we all outta burn

Teach me, I wanna learn
How You could save a wretch like me, before death says, "It's my turn!"
I think I finally understand
No matter my past, You'll still take me as I am

[repeat Chorus]

[Verse 3]
My father had a few last words to give:
I be telling people the reason to live
The reason to die, united with the King in the sky
This life is passing us by; I got no reason to lie

You'll never give the world enough, they'll hunger for more
They figure there ways are nothin' to the wondrous Lord
More security than the man that left you
More love than the moms who kept you; He'll always accept you

Be everything you're supposed to
Let Christ rule your heart, mind, body and soul 'cause He chose you
And if the world don't know you
It don't matter, you're God's child, and He'll never disown you

Ya purpose on earth is far from worthless
That's why youre glorified like your life's been purchased
And it don't matter if the world don't see us
We still mean the world to Jesus

[repeat Chorus]

Yeah, we're saved by grace through faith; it's not works
Ain't nothin' you can do, ain't nothin' I can do
That could get us this grace salvation that we got, man
It's only Christ

So if you feel like you gotta clean yourself up before you can come to Him
Forget it -- Just come to Him
He'll take you as you are, and He'll change YOU
From the inside -- out


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