Lose my soul

Kirk Franklin:
(I wanna tell you all something, man…
I’m not gonna let these material things get in my way, y’all –
I’m trying to get somewhere…
I’m trying to get somewhere that’s real and pure and true and eternal.)

tobyMac:
Father God, I am clay in your hands(Jeremiah 18:6)
help me to stay that way through all life’s demands,
’cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me,
and every little thing I make up my mind to be:
Like I’m gonna be a daddy whose in the mix,
and I’m gonna be a husband who stays legit,
and I pray that I’m an artist who rises above,
the road that is wide and filled with self-love.
Everything that I see draws me,
though it’s only in You that I can truly see
that it’s a feast for the eyes, (but) a low blow to purpose,
and I’m a little kid at a three-ring circus…

I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.

(Mr. Franklin, Step up to the mic, sir…)

Kirk Franklin:
The paparazzi flashes, and that they think that it’s you,
but they don’t know that who you are is not what you do.
True, we get it twisted when we peak at the charts,
Yo’, before we part from the start, Where’s your heart?
You a pimp, hustler?  tell me what’s your title;
America has no more stars, now we call them idols.
You sit idle, while we teach prosperity,
The first thing to prosper should be inside of me.
We’re free…  Not because of 22’s on the range,
but Christ came in range, we said, “Yes”, now we’re changed – (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Not the same, even though I made a fall,
Since I got that call, no more Saul, now I’m Paul.  (Acts 9:1-20, Acts 13:9)

I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
Don’t wanna walk away,
Don’t wanna walk away

Mandisa:
How do I sense the tide that’s rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity
How do I sense the tide that’s rising?
It’s hypnotizing me from living in light of eternity…
How do I sense the tide that’s rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity…

(Lord, what we gonna do;  we’re relying on You,
all eyes are on You, Lord,
all eyes are on You, all eyes are on You, Jesus.)

I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
(Don’t let me lose my soul, my soul.)
I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(This is my honesty, Father, won’t you cover me.)
I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(Don’t wanna walk away, and all those people say)
I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(Don’t wanna lose, I don’t wanna lose my soul.)

tobyMac:
Lord, forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world,
That fight for our love, and our passion,
As our eyes are open wide and on you.
Grant us the privilege of your world view,
And may your kingdom be what wakes us up, and lays us down.

~ Written by:  Toby McKeehan
Performed by:  tobyMac featuring Kirk Franklin & Mandisa
Album:  Portable Sound ~

Scripture:

Mark 8:34-38 (see also Matthew 16:24-27 and Luke 9:23-25)

And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, “Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?  Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

James 4:4
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1 John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

James 1:27
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Matthew 6:19-21, 24
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  …  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Luke 11:23
“He that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth.”

1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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