Rap verse 1:
Have you ever wondered why some are rich and others poor
And why you never get what you’ve been asking for
To the east to the west, there’s never been an open door
You running about doing things you’ve never done before

MELODIC RAP CALL:
Let me introduce you to something that you can’t ignore
A force that gets you off the floor

RESPONSE:
A force called grace that can erase every trace of your disgrace
It only requires that you believe
And be ready to roll your sleeves
’cause there’s someone who’d do his best to ensure you don’t receive

Pre-chorus:
Talk: you ask me How could you be so sure that this works?
Talk: let me tell you how, yeah...

Chorus call:

It used to be that I would beg for bread and find a place to lay my head Response: Look at me now, I’m overfed, a bright future awaits ahead Used to be that I would clean the shoes of the men that stepped on me... Now His grace got me singing oh uh oh oh oh oh x6

Rap verse 2:

Maybe you’ll never know what it feels like to be a waste misplaced, disgraced, moving at a slow pace. But He’s taken me higher, lifted me grass to grace and now I bask in the warmth of His embrace

Pre chorus:
Talk:you ask me
How could you be sure that this works?
Talk: let me tell you how, yeah...

Chorus call:
It used to be that I would put my trust in men and other gods to be my guide
Look at me now I’m a shining light and all my needs he does provide
Used to be that I would never have anything to call my own…
He’s got me singing
Oh uh oh oh oh oh x6
Once I was a beggar needing love
But now I have it in abundance from above
Once I was yoked down by this world
But His yoke is easy and his burden is light
Inside me you’ve created a fire,
Na only you be my heart desire
I no go ever ever retire
To give you all the praise you require…
Oh oh oh oh oh x6

(Both choruses repeat)
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