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These are nearly all of our actual song lyrics. We pray these will help you in your ministry, personally - and challenge you too. These lyrics are deeply personal as they express a lot of our heart and what God has done in our lives. Some rhyme schemes are simple - some are complex - but all rep Christ and have some real gold God nuggets in them!

You DO NOT have permission to take these lyrics and store, reproduce, perform, sell, copy, hire, use in any format print or electronic, for any commercial means whatsoever, without express permission. You can use them in your youth work and church non-commercially. They are copyright, myfishbites / zerofourhiphop, 2010. Beats at www.soundclick.com/zerofourhiphop
Social / Life Issues
You Think Your Life's Sorted - Streets - Life’s Lonely Single Journey - Same Old - To hardcore rappers - Inner Truth - Inner Struggles - The Girl - Waiting for God to move me on - Music
Evangelism / Outreach
Nothing Can Separate - Stan Remix - I believe in Jesus Christ - Chilld - Worship My King Searching for God - Spend our lives searching - Shackles - Glimpses of you - I'm Like A - Jazztip - Old Skool - Choices - Lifted me up - Revelation starta - Good Time - Good time remix
Bible / Church
Psalm 103 - God Most High - Psalm 139 - The Church

Psalm 103 Remix | TOP

Praise the Lord, with all of my soul
With everything I have, Lord, you're in control
My whole being praises you cos you're all-seeing
Day to day, in all you do, your kindness is exceeding
Forgiving all my sin, mistakes and all my evil
Cleansing me within, my inner state is healed
You've saved me from the fiery hell
Your love and mercy, unparalleled
You satisfy my heart's desire with gracious holy fire
Renew, restore, my Spirit soars, like eagles, I fly higher

The Lord does only what is right and fair
Justice for all who are down and in despair

Revealed his ways to men like Moses
Israel saw God's deeds, and in his love, he chose us
The Lord is merciful, compassionate, kind
Slow to get angry, shows love to mankind
The Lord won't accuse us or wage acts of terror
Won't harbour his anger towards us forever
He never punishes us as our sins deserve
Or repay us according to our wrongs, but with love
For as high as the heavens look over the earth
God looks down with favour to his people who serve
As far the east is from the west
So far have our sins been taken, laid to rest
Just as a father shows love to his children
The Lord has compassion on all those who fear him
He knows how we were formed
From the dust we were transformed

As for man, his days are like the grass
Growing up just like a flower in a field
The wind blasts, the flower fades, like an empty glass
He's gone, forgotten, no longer revealed
But forever and for all time
The Lord's love for his fam, sublime
His goodness travels down the generations
Through children's children, it runs across the nations
With those who obey and keep God's holy laws
Remembering to follow him, the one who has no flaws

The Lord has set his throne in heaven
His kingdom reigns, from evil we're delivered

Praise the Lord all you heavenly angels
All you mighty warriors who obey his every word
Shout to the Lord all you heavenly hosts
Lift up his name you who worship and serve
Praise the Lord in all his works and power
Everywhere. He rules. Praise the Lord, our mighty tower.

(c) Steve H 2005

God Most High (Psalm 91 remix) | TOP

I will go to God most high, you know I'll be protected
I will say, to my God, you're my place of safety
You're my God, I trust you, you've promised to save me
Keep me safe from secret traps, save me from diseases
Spread your wings over me, you're my place of refuge
Your faithfulness is like a shiels, your truth it will protect me
I will fead no danger at night, nor weapons sent to harm me
You take all my fear away, so I'll fear no sickness

I will call out to your name, Holy God always the same
We worship you cos you are living, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

At my side, many may fall, but God will keep me standing
Even if thousands drop, the Lord he will protect me
God has put his angel force over me for shelter
They watch me, wherever I go, to catch me if I stumble
The Lord has said he'll look out, for those who will love him
So I'll call on his name, and he will always answer
He'll be with me in my trouble, rescue me and help me
He'll give me, a life outstanding, then I'll shout, 'he saved me!'

I will call out to your name, Holy God always the same
We worship you cos you are living, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

steve h (c) 1999

Nothing can separate us from God's love (Rom 8.31-39, Phil 3.8, Eph 2.8-9) | TOP

If God is on our side then listen what can be said
Thru the sacrifice of Jesus and the blood that he shed
God freely gave his Son to us so what won't he give
To his people on this earth, to his people that live

Through Christ we are sorted out, he died on the cross
So now I say compared to Jesus all else is loss
Cos God did this freely, not through things that I've done
Now I stand before the Father through the death of his Son (and say..)

Nothing.. can separate us from God's love.. (x4)

Christ died for all our sin, then he came back from the dead
He took away our punishment, he felt it instead
So now he sits by the Father, always pleading our case
Reminding the world of his love and his grace

Now we have the victory, the debtors are paid
Through Jesus we are sorted, by the power of his name
He overcome the power of death and all that is bad
If only we'd reach out and touch the love that is God

Nothing.. can separate us from God's love.. (x4)

Not hunger, suffering, hard times, not death
Not trouble, pain, grief, not death
Not life, not angels, not eveil. not death
Not the present, nor the future, the past, nor powers above or below
We have the victory so shout it
Through Jesus we are cleansed so shout it
Nothing breaks his love so shout it
We overcome through Jesus so shout it (x2)

(c) steve h, 1998

Inner Struggles | TOP

Don’t want to feel alone, a stone unturned, I roam
Through places unknown and I groan
Cos I don’t have a home, not one that’s my own
And it’s hurting my soul, sometimes I’d rather not live
This pain inside is getting harder, I’d rather
Not feel like this but it seems I’m going further away from my Father
And I know it’s not true cos he’s there when things are getting darker
So I need God’s grace..

But still it hurts like an ache, not a fake, something hard to shake
Like a snake, it slithers and delivers, like flowing rivers & it’s hard to take
Not alone in this world, yet I feel that still something’s missing
Incomplete, not sweet and I wanna eat from the table of the Spirit
Got Jesus inside but I ride in 2 directions at once
And I can’t seem to get that peace to release..

So where do I go to show that I know that God sows and grows
True life inside, defines my time, inspires my rhyme
And releases my mind from the dark side
The battle rages on, so through song I wanna share my soul,
Let lyrics flow, speak my heart, give up control
To the saviour, who shows the path and never wavers, shows no favour
Gives time flava so that we can savour true life..

I can’t seem to break free, shake off the chains, in my mind or in my heart
Can’t seem to start, to see the way forward, which way to go, though I know
That God is directing and sitting alongside, it’s hard to decide
And it hurts inside, like a ride that defies all logic and reason..
Must be silly season, where I feel like I’m freezing
Left out in the cold and I’m all alone..
I cry out to God to show that he knows but still it’s so slow
That I want to explode, cos I want to get out there and see God in power
But right now I feel like an under-fed flower,
All weak as I seek to inherit like the meek

My God don’t ignore me, I’ll keep moving forward
Won’t let evil destroy me or toy with me
Cos I’ve got God’s glory before me and know God is for me

(c) steve h, 2002

THE CHURCH | TOP

It's time to make a change, to re-arrange, and make the flame
Burn once again in God's house, make it like a lion not like a mouse
Time to throw out empty lifestyles for what is worthwhile
I’m gonna file a lawsuit against the church cos it’s adverse to change
Like a horse in chains, like a man with no name
Carryin on the same, it's so lame..
Cos people are dying and crying, sighing and trying
So hard to find peace, but we ceased to believe that God brings release
To empty hearts and broken lives, we've been deceived by lies
And meaningless ties to tradition that flies
In the face of God's truth in his Word, no longer heard, it's so absurd
No wonder stagnation's occurred, our vision's blurred
We concur with the world, even though God says don't go there..
We’ve sacrificed truth, become aloof, spend time rebuilding the church roof
Keeping up appearances, keeping up with the Jones’s
Keeping God’s power down in our lives, cos we don’t try to rely
On the Spirit, cos we can’t see it, or won’t receive it
We don’t believe it, we can’t conceive it’s power..
I can’t take the hypocrisy, mediocrity and apostasy that dishonours God’s name
And disses his fame, a fame that must filter to every dark corner
Of the church that’s the bride to a heavenly Lord
And needs shaping and changing and moulding like clay
A bride to be proud of when Jesus returns one day
Don’t wanna play this game (of church) no more..
I stand before God and plead the case
Cos I wanna see darkness removed from this place
From the church, make it cleansed, like a telescope lens
Empowered with love to go make amends
To reach out a hand in this land that will stand
For justice and truth for each woman and man
Prophetically speaking I wanna see action
Not inaction, refraction, defraction but traction
In ways that will break, and then shake
The strongholds of evil built up that create
Unhealthy traditions and ungodly ways
That cloud the days like an unending maze
Be amazed by the rays that will shine with God’s light
Revealing the darkness and making it bright
Bright once again to revive God’s church, bright once again to en-vibe God’s words

But we’re just like the world, we unfurl and then twirl
Round meaningless values, meandering avenues
Hoping to succeed, we don’t intercede and then we feed
On a diet of evil and sin, throw it out with the trash not the recycling
Cos we need to stand out and then shout all about
With Good News, stop fillin the pews, but relight the fuse
Of holiness sent from above, then inside, to abide
That means live in our hearts and transform our lives, for a heavenly prize
But too many times the church is plain wrong
We sing stupid songs and sit in our seats, slappin’ each other, ‘Ah. Aren’t we all sweet’
Well no, cos we’ve messed up, priorities out, no doubt..
Cos Jesus said go, speak and live the true message
Church ain’t some place where we jus say, ‘God bless’
But a place where God works out our holiness to impress we gotta show God’s love
So divided we’re like a jigsaw, all over the floor, don’t talk no more
Think that we’re right, keep it tight day and night, don’t’ think that we might
Be outta line with the book, we don’t even look
And then when we do, we don’t drink deep but throw one-off liners to prove to all we meet
That ‘our way’s the best and you’re way just sucks’
Well guess what people, you’re outta luck
Cos Jesus has one church, one bride, one day, he’s gonna come back and say
What were you doing, what a terrible play, you’re wack cos you didn’t do it my way
And though I love you it’s fair to say, there should be more people standing here today

DON’T WANNA PLAY THE GAME, DON’T WANNA STAY THE SAME

(c) Steve H 2002

The Girl – a poem | TOP

There she stood radiating, the one perfect girl
Her presence enough to make wordplay unfurl
The smell of her beauty, her intimate ways
The touch of her fingers, resounded heatwaves
Her hair was just perfect and fit for a Queen
Smoother than silk - long, scented and clean
One look of those eyes, so sweet, could melt ice
So special and pure, her love-sent delights
Patiently waiting, to see how God guided
Would they be together, two hearts be united
Sharing in memories, and working as one
Supporting and laughing, uniting in love
Texts and emails, the joy of the chase
The shared hidden secrets, the smile on her face
The ups and the downs, would this be the bride
The one true love standing with arms open wide

But love’s never easy, never a straight road
The path’s often rocky, you trip and don’t know
If this love’s forever, will you both be true
If you feel the same as each other all through
Will hearts entwine, will two become one
Will God bring together, or will you be undone
The hope of a lifetime, to find and to hold
Is never so easy, keep the fire from the cold
Never take for granted, but make a clear choice
Speak from your heart, true emotions, one voice
One day she was gone, went out of the life
Forever or temporary, will she be the wife?
The pain was quite physical, emotional, so hard
He cried out to heaven, and called out to God
See, if it’s God’s will, then things will work out
Trust God, put God first, he won’t fail you, no doubt

(c) Steve H 2006

Streets | TOP

I’m’a spit a flow about life, ai, thas right, lock down to my words and keep it down rock tight
Too much strife in this life, people doing what they like,
So it’s time to make a change, gotta fight for what’s right
Too many children crying, too many mothers sighing
Too many people dying cos we really ain’t trying
To set the world straight, it’s not too late, to spread peace & relate, not dissipate hate
Make a difference dawg, but you too busy wit your life
Time to jacknife, turn over, re-learn and get it right
From your creed of selfish greed you feed n breed, but see, believe, it’s like a disease
What goes around comes around so dawg you better change
Or the bling that you stealin gonna turn into your chains
See many needy cats they nedd what yopu got, but y’all just keep takin, bro, it’s gotta stop
Too many brothers going down, not enough good people in this town
Streets ruled by the sound, of guns n violence, people scared n staying silent
Opportunities gone, priorities wrong
When you down on the streets and you got zip to eat, can’t sleep and your body is weak
Don’t know what it is that you seek, so awake from your sleep and speak out
So much need in this nation, I say no hesitation, we need a restoration, God’s motivation
Cos for too many lives it’s a struggle to get by, a fight morning to night, their light not burning bright
Walkin the streets I feel pain and confusion, see hurt in people’s eyes, they happiness an illusion
The selfishness we thought would bring us all joy
Just brings a heavy weight as we buy another toy

Jesus is the answer (who?)
Jesus Christ
Jesus is the answer (how?)
You gotta give him your life

Gotta re-prioritise and change our lives, faces with tears long since gone dry
Cos we ignore people’s pain, laugh at they shame, but refrain, cos y’all could be the same
See need is all around, on the ground and deep inside,
People hide, people lie, people try and hide their eyes
But look behind the retina, cos man they're a mess in their
Lives lived down there only getting what’s not fair
Breakbeats and words, new patterns not yet heard
Can’t tame the selfish urge or feed the human herds
Do we deserve what we serve or are our verbs like herbs
Seasoning with grace, taste filling the place
So I’m’a hit up with crunk beats,
Feet-shaking, bass quaking, hope-filled lyricism
Spittin flows with witticism, re-inventing with precision
Bringing down the inner prisons
We tearing one another down, this nations’ lost its crown
Of truth and justice, honesty and all that’s sound
What once was found has been lost and tossed aside
Cos of pride, loveless, Godless mess deep down inside
We die and cry, we try to fly away from all the shame
But things can’t stay the same so lay down your pain, regain,
The love for one another, caring, sharing for your brother
Reach up wit hands held high
Just cos you think your rhymes are bringing rap justice
It just ain’t enough to say this and not live this
Your lives ain’t reflected in the words that you say, but how fair you play, your actions day to day
I think your lives need dustin, cos all your words are rustin
And I ain’t trustin, what is lusting to go busting
Time to strike for what’s right, keep tight and let your light
Burn bright and radiate, time to love not hate

Jesus is the answer (who?)
Jesus Christ
Jesus is the answer (how?)
You gotta give him your life

(c) Steve H 2002

Stan (by Eminem) Remix - God speaks to man (same tune / instrumental) | TOP

Whassup man, it’s been some time since you called me
Maybe you’ve been spiritually ill or something, you shoulda told me
I’ve been waiting, anticipating, it’a frustratin
To think you’ve forgotten me your best friend
To think what we’ve been through is it gonna end?
I left you a letter, well several letters man
But you never wrote me and I’m your biggest fan
Whassup with that man, it’s not like I don’t care
I’ve been tearin out my hair, seeing if you’d share, compare
Something about what’s been going on in your life
I’m interested about you, your kids and your wife
You see I know all about you, I’ve been watching your every move
Been checkin up on your crew, seen all the lies and the truth that you do
I love you man but you don’t seem to care for me
It’s like I’m not here, like something you can’t see
You just ignore me, it’s like my words are spillin for free
I’m the one who shapes, creates, it’s me, the one they call JC

Our hearts are cold, we wonder why, it seems like we’re alone
God’s knocking on our hearts window, we refuse to see at all
And because we do, it all seems grey, with your spirit in our hearts
It reminds us that it’s not so bad, not so bad

Yeah it’s me again, the one you keep forgettin
One day soon it’ll be too late and you’ll regret it
Take a look at what I’ve done, the future ahead of you
Don’t mess me round now man cos you ain’t got a clue
Of everything I’ve got planned, it’s true don’t be a fool
Forever together, check it, look up to the blue - heavens up high in the sky and think why
I’m talking to you like a friend, it never ends, this story, this book all I got planned
So it’s time to make a choice man, cos my deal don’t last forever
One day soon I’ll say, ‘yo just forget it..
..Me and you we’re history, gone like a song, that someone wrote just back along,
or like a song that just went wrong’
Don’t dis me man cos I’m sensitive too, and I see the end coming between me and you
So take it or leave it cos my friendship is for free
My name is Jesus Christ, the one they call JC

Our hearts are cold, we wonder why, it seems like we’re alone
God’s knocking on our hearts window, we refuse to see at all
And because we do, it all seems grey, with your spirit in our hearts
It reminds us that it’s not so bad, not so bad

Man here God, yo what was I thinkin?
All this time I’ve been forgettin that our relationship’s been sinkin
Like a tiny seed that’s just lying on the ground
I’m glad that you’ve found the sound that made me come around
Like some kind of fool I was walkin away
Fillin my mind with stupid things that filled up my every day
Like a play that was OK but was never really showin
I’ve turned away from you but now my words are flowin
Back to attack, and fall at your feet again
You’ve smacked me back to put my paper to my pen
And write you once more to say how much you mean
To me in my life, from the visible to the unseen
You are the way, the truth, the only life worth living
You’re the Lord, the one we cry come change the hearts we’re givin
Jesus Christ you’re my all, everything I got to do
If there’s one person in my life then Lord you know it’s you

Our hearts are cold, we wonder why, it seems like we’re alone
God’s knocking on our hearts window, we refuse to see at all
And because we do, it all seems grey, with your spirit in our hearts
It reminds us that it’s not so bad, not so bad

(c) Steve H / Jay R, 2002

Life’s Lonely Single Journey | TOP

As I travel along this cold road I’m finding
That at times I’m so lonely, like I’m silently gliding
Across life’s short timeline, it’s as if I’ve been hidden
Invisibly walking, like my presence forbidden
I know that God’s there, but through silence, he deafens
The words from his Word bring me comfort which lessen
The pain of the mystery of life unattached
Frozen and locked out, love’s potential un-hatched
I search after God, and he comforts my heart
As I pour out my soul of a life lived apart
I’m loving my God, my neighbour, upwards reaching
But humanly speaking, it’s that one girl I’m seeking
God opens doors like a flower greets the sun
But somehow it’s empty when enjoyed by just one
The words from God’s throne, not good being alone
But Christ has atoned, now my heart is his home
 
Summer months come, your eyes pop out your head
Looking down, looking up, prohibited view straight ahead
They call it window-shopping, but it’s always disheartening
Disempowered from romance, and love’s fine enchantment
But one thing I’ll say, is that I truly feel the pain
I can explain the hard feelings of the singleton game
The lonely nights you kick back and sit alone with food
No-one there to share your dreams, to orchestrate the brood
Fleeting glances in the mall, that could mean something more
But quickly moving on, to meet those eyes no more
The pain inside so real, gut-wrenching disappointment
No medicine can cure, no pill, no cream, no ointment
It’s a paradox, that you sometimes like being single
As the freedom that it grants can mean flying like an eagle
Soaring over the problems of relationships and marriage
But deep inside the feeling grows that without you just can’t manage
 
So many ladies, so many smells, the scent of female cells
The joy of God’s creation, only held back by one limitation
There’s one thing that seems missing, a thing that’s more than kissing
It’s an intimate relationship with my girl - that’s my admission
Seeking first God’s kingdom, his will, his righteousness
Don’t want no covetousness, delight in Christ as he’s the best
My comforter, my rescuer, the way the truth the life
Strife inevitable, but through Christ I’ll let my light
Burn brightly in the darkest place, in God my hope is found
Even when the emptiness is the only soul-filled sound
Confused, bemused and bruised, the blues of searching hearts
But with Jesus I can’t lose, I cruise, I’m set apart
Emotional turbulence, through life’s storms, doors seem to close
But God-filled opulence, in the thorns there is a rose
My hope is found in Christ-alone, my God he is my Rock
But oh my Lord, with all my heart, please open up the lock..

(c) Steve H 2007

I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST | TOP
(to the tune of 'Peer Gint')

Don’t laugh at me kid, cos I spit and live for Christ.
Realise he changed my life, and he is my heart’s delight
You living in illusion thinking Jesus was a hippy
Wearing robes and sandals, saying ‘peace out’, getting trippy
So Christ was a bum? Telling stories, unemployed
Maybe slightly simple, his mind empty, devoid
Was Christ a bearded freak, walking talking with the animals
Skipping through the meadows making daisy chains, in flannels
Maybe you think of God sitting on some fluffy cloud
Ordering round his slaves, ‘thou shalt not - not allowed’
As angels play their harps, wearing shining white attire
Pouring wine and singing songs, like a heavenly choir
Or y’all think that God is evil, enjoying killing people
Causing all the suffering, like Harry Potter sequels
But God don’t cause the pain, we all know we’ve done bad
But don’t stay mad he’s coming back, this Jesus is no fad
Typecast and outcast, but Jesus Christ he outlasts
Elastoplast that lasts, Jesus Christ will hold fast
Stop hatin on good news, cos God’s left you to choose
Remember he was bruised, when you’re down, depressed and through
It messes with my head people saying Jesus Christ’s a hang up
A life of faith is like a war, so many cats are banged up
So whether you a playa, don’t care or full out hater
It’s time to get on team and reject life as a traitor
See, I believe in Christ, word up, he changed me up
He lifted and he picked me up and re-arranged my stuff
My life was in a mess, going up a one-way street
But Christ he re-clothed me and put Nike’s on my feet
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, he died up on a cross
Blood and tortured, kicked then slaughtered, a voluntary cost..
He lived and died and rose again so you could be set free
The answer you are looking for is Jesus Christ the key

CHORUS (Sung to the tune of the song, fairly aggressively!!)

I believe in Jesus Christ, he changed my life, now we’re tight
I believe he died, he is the truth, the way, the life

I’m taking this message straight up to the masses
Jesus Christ my antidote, stronger than hops mixed with molasses
More powerful than crack, but gentler than a mother
The Gospel is the way, the truth, the life, there is no other
All roads don’t lead to God, there’s only one way through
The opposite to heaven’s life is hell, word up, thas true
That’s everlasting emptiness, a world without Christ
A darkness, an eternal pain, no day, no light, just night
So disrespect my vocab, but dawg you’re needin rehab
My words more than a prefab, ya’ll needing faith like Rahab
Or maybe you too cool, too fresh to listen, get a headz up
But kid, I’m no fool, one day the dead will rise up
We’ll stand before the King giving account for all we’ve done
I’d rather be with Christ eternally in God’s Kingdom
Than locked out and locked down, a citizen of no town
Knocked out and knocked down, suffering hell deep down
The lies that fill this world is life is carefree selfish living
It matters what you do, the Bible calls it sinning
The truth to life is found in Christ, he is true freedom
Believe him and receive him, one day in heaven find Eden
Don’t matter who you are, down and homeless or a star
Christ reaches down to change your sound, immortal epitaph
God gave his Holy Spirit, to breathe into your life
If only you’ll accept him and say yes to Jesus Christ
There ain’t nothing greater, it’s fresher than Colgate-a
You were going downhill fast but Christ your elevator
We’ve all messed up big time, we’ve all done things wrong
But God forgives my bad, that’s why I write this song
Jesus Christ changed me and shaped me in his image
Paid for me with precious blood and cleared away my sewage
Change up your clothes, time to re-pose and turn to God-filled living
Christ changed you up, he lifts you up, he’s giving you new linen

CHORUS (Sung to the tune of the song, fairly aggressively!!)

I believe in Jesus Christ, he changed my life, and now we’re tight
I believe he died, he is the truth, the way, the life

(c) Steve H 2006

Chilld | TOP

With the faith and the innocence and charm of a little child
Not wise to the ways of the world and not defiled
Uncorrupted inside, with brightly shining eyes,
She up at first light, at sunrise, to hear the cries
Of screaming and shouting, a little look outside
To see her parents fighting, se got tears in her eyes
‘Was it something I said, I musta done wrong’, she writes in her book, an unhappy song
Goes downstairs to find and feel an uneasy clam
Like when a storm is brewing, she got sweat in her palms
Her mum and her dad standing in different rooms
She wonders what it means, feels like she’s marooned
Between 2 desert islands but not knowing where to turn
She feels their anger burn, but it’s hard for her to learn
That she’s the innocent party, caught in between
The bitterness and the pain of her parent’s broken dreams
She feels the pain deep down but doesn’t show or frown
Like the one written on the faces of her parent’s furrowed brows
Un-daunted she asks her dad if he wants to go play
But he pushes her aside, ‘I’m going out, I’m going away’
Turning to her mom for the comfort that she needs
Her mum jus screams abuse at him, ‘Go rot with the weeds’
Standing there alone, she doesn’t understand
What the future holds, knowing she’s lost her old man
The years go by and she feels bitter and blue
Some people try to help her asking, Yo wassup wit you?’
But she brushes them aside with anger in her eyes
That represents the feelings of a heart that feels sliced
She doesn’t let it show, don’t want people to know
The bitterness is spreading, she feels like she might blow
At night she lies in bed and fights back the tears
Tryin ta forget the past, those unhappy years

VOCALS
I need to find a way, way through my life today
I need to find the truth, won’t someone help me through       (x2)

She hasn’t seen her dad since that fateful day
When he went away and left her to play
All alone, the pain, she can’t explain, but refrains from letting it out
Scared to voice her inner doubts
She longs to find love but doesn’t know where
Beware of all strangers, she doesn’t seem to care
But deep in her heart, she cryin out for love
Someone to hold her, tries to find it in the clubs
In the pubs and the bars, even in the grocery store
At work and at play but can’t take it no more
That feeling of emptiness, the bitterness is growing
Increasingly showing and knowing she’s over-blowing
Where can she go? Who’ll lend a hand?
For her to stand, find her father, hold her hand
Can’t seem to forgive, although she wants to live
Can’t seem to let go, let her true feeling’s show..

VOCALS
I need to find a way, way through my life today
I need to find the truth, won’t someone help me through     (x2)

Goes to her friend’s wedding, putting on a brave face
Sees all the happy smiles of the people in that place
Hears the reverend talk about love and of peace
Can’t stand mo more, needs release, so quickly flees
And sits outside the church, she cryin out her eyes
The emotion’s overflowing, even she feeling surprised
Releasing all the hurt, frustration that’s deep down
Her heart is burning up, feeling uncontrollable now
Her world flashes before her, the euphoria and stuff destroyin her
She knows she’s not to blame, but the pain, hard to maintain
And be strong on the outside, when inside she’s burning up
Fed up of being messed up, she wants to re-take some control
Now she on a roll, emotion’s on parole, hurt rising from her soul
She feelin alone down to her bones but determined to go on
Move on, get up, stand tall, be strong, see right from wrong
Slowly she regains herself and stares into the air
She prayin for a miracle, asking God if he’s really there
Her prayer is a voice of hope of divine care
As she buries her head in her hands, feels someone standing there
Putting arms on her shoulders, whispering gently in her ear
Hears the voice sayin, ‘Don’t fear I’ve heard your tear..
.. welcome home my child, your father in heaven is near..
.. you’ve shed your tear, your heart is clear..
.. now I the Lord your God am here.’

VOCALS
I needed to find a way, way through my life today
I needed to find the truth, Jesus, you helped me through     (x2)

(c) Steve H 2003

Psalm 139 | TOP

Lord you get inside my head, you’re like my bed-spread
Covering me, I’m blessed, filled wit you like blood is red
Yo, jus like a doctor, my sinful life could shock ya
Like a goal stopper, but your Word a real sin blocker
You know before I’m speaking, that spiritually I’m creakin
But through you Lord I’m breathin, you even called me, called me Stephen
Know my thoughts before I think em, if I’m uplifted or sinkin
If I’m growin in you or shrinkin, if it’s love or hate I’m drinkin

My words are not my own, you even chose my tone
If you were on the phone, I’d say Lord please come back home
You’ve put your hand up on me, your pain, the cross, such beauty
No time for playas or cuties, no need for cash or booty
On the cross you died all bleedin, but that gave me steps to freedom
And even if cats can’t see em, your truth the way from demons,
You’re greater than the stars, the planets shout your powers
Created all the flowers, man in England got yo showers

OH LORD YOU’RE WORTHY, WORTHY, I GIVE MY LIFE TO YOU
WE GIVE YOU GLORY, GLORY, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE THROUGH

Your Spirit fills, surrounds me, gives faith which means that I’m free
I know that I’m unworthy but through you God made classy
The heavens show you’re there, the earth displays your flare,
The sunlight shows you care, God’s Word your written share
Man I’m truly blessed, from the east through to the west
From my foot up to my chest, yes to God and bump the rest
Your right hand like a guide, in you I can confide
You reside and I abide, both day and word, at night

Lord you’re my creator, mechanic and inventor
Jesus Christ, God sent ya, to come and be earth’s healer
Lord I lift you up, my beats will never stop
This accapella rhyme drop, will make your head nod
Just look at what you’ve done,  just think what I’ll become
In heaven wit God’s Son, got Satan on the run (ha ha)
All my days are planned out, in your name I stand out
An’ I will never run out, of words of praise to spit out

OH LORD YOU’RE WORTHY, WORTHY, I GIVE MY LIFE TO YOU
WE GIVE YOU GLORY, GLORY, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE THROUGH

Your wisdom it is priceless, the King of endless ages
Your Word is truth filled pages, you’re peace while the world rages
Lord examine my heart, this freestyle just a start
All evil ripped apart, I’ll take your life-filled path

(c) Steve H 2003

WORSHIP MY KING | TOP

I’m’a worship my King in my own way, my own style
Between me n God, cos now I’m reconciled
I’m a child, with a passion and my passion’s hip hop
Making Jesus known, always growin, I’m’a never stop
Church mice layin’ down rules, tools on how to worship God
But they jus traditions, jus like Moses and his rod
Made for God’s worship, acquired a twisted purpose
So I stand on God’s Word, his truth in written verses

It’s a war in the church, people sitting on they perch
Lecturing, false teaching, man it’s like a curse
We sing songs and praise to the Ancient of Days
But musically our phrase is as ancient as those days
I’m amazed some cats only see things 1 way
While the world dies and passes by, they do things endlessly
Forcin’ us to sing they music, new jacks can’t refuse it
Prescribing how to worship, their power is abusive

Layin down rules like a broody naggin wife
Singing styles in church I don’t listen to in life
See in my eyes true worship, it is coming from my heart
Don’t matter what the instrument, decks, drums or harp
Gotta get right with Christ, in Spirit and in truth
Check it in John 4.24 if ya need Biblical proof
But where is the love, where is the bass?
Where’s the Holy Spirit (bringing life to shake / in the) the place?

“Can’t do things like that cos it’s the ways of the world”
So we close our church doors and lock down the pearl
Just like an oyster, we closed up in our cloisters
Ministries fruitless, church increasingly pointless
See I’ve been saved, s’why, I rhyme, drop phat beats
Rep for the King, give God glory cos it’s sweet
The feat he’s achieved, bringing healing to my being
Hip hop my way of worship and one that has meaning

First they laugh, diss, n then they slate
Then it gets personal, quickly turning to they hate
Next they accept, reluctantly, step by step
Then they take your idea n claim it’s from them
Can’t take nothing different, one theme stuck in they head
Suggest what you do’s Biblical, get looks to strike you dead
So I’m’a reach with relevance into people’s empty lives
Christ inspiring my all, my beats, my tunes, my rhymes

Don’t claim I know it all, but I’m’a stand tall
Don’t wanna think small, or build up godless walls
Won’t get down and crawl, won’t fall, drop down or sprawl
Wanna tear down every wall, never get overhauled
So I’m crying out to God for my brothas n my sistas
Make a change, don’t wanna see rags from God’s riches
From lifeless, faceless, bass-less, wasters
Clogging up God’s fountain like a plug in endless basins

Don’t wanna judge you bro, cos we free from guilt n hate
Emancipate and liberate, the Bible’s truth outlined in Romans 8
See I ain’t here for fighting, ignitin conflict or spiting
It’s just I can’t help writing, “stop bitin, get enlightened”
These cats need a shake up claiming only use the KJV
Don’t they see, it don’t relate to me, using words passed outta history
But they don’t wanna know, they running they own show
Locking out the world around so they don’t catch its cold

Churches traditional and even charismatic
Suffocating God’s work just like I’m asthmatic
Like speaking sub-aquatic, your words confused like static
Spiritually dramatic but Biblically erratic
See wherever God is shaping and creating something new
It’s brothers in the church that are doubting, cussing you
It happened with Wesley, with Calvin and King James
Happens across the globe so like The Tribe say, ‘raise your game’

(c) Steve H 2005

YOU THINK YOU'RE SORTED | TOP

You think your life's sorted but you got miles to go
All your issues buried but bundled up just like the snow
People claiming to have answers but they don't get you anywhere
I'm aware that deep down, fear is rising and you're scared
Just open your eyes to the problems - and then sound off
It's not like a dirty car, you can't just wash it off
Sickness, diseases, stress and perilous times
Your motives reflected by dollars and dimes
Won't find satisfaction in a simple dollar bill
So you grab for rising portions, take more than just your fill
It's never complete, self-perpetuating circles
Of monetary greed, brings chills like on icicles
You're travelling greater distances but know less folks
Like a damaged bike wheel, you're removing all the spokes
Taking and grabbing, your honesty always questioned
But driving for your goal, it's verging on obsession
Repressing deepest needs by superficial coatings
While physically inbalanced and growing ever bloated
Conceited and angry, your life is one long show
Ignoring all the issue, and faking it like a panto
Covering up with make-up, relationships just break up
But never will you let up, creating emotional craters
Energies invested, incorrectly indigested
Spending all your nest egg, legacies molested
Endless problems follow your trail of compulsive destruction
Infrastructure of society crumbling, fatally punctured
But you don't wanna know, you can't even see
Corruption, vice, on show, a sickening entity
You're giving in more and more to all that's broken, screwed up
The darkness covers your minds, but still you don't hold back
No boundary you won't cross, no actions you won't take
No people you won't crush, no attitude you won't fake
Declare intent so proudly, boasting ever loudly
So full of selfishness, your inside is ever cloudy
Can't you feel the oppression that disturbs your inner judgement
You're swimming through the mud. It's sewage and you're drowning

This world needs Jesus

(c) Steve H 2006

SEARCHING FOR GOD | TOP

The Lord is searching out through all mankind to look and see
A man whose heart is after his, to shape, create, set free
He sees beyond the physical, cos outer beauty fades
To probe deep down and test the heart where inner beauty lays
He’s looking for a life sold out, connecting with God’s heart
He purifies and cuts away, takes out and sets apart
The dying branch he prunes away, and burns away the rot
But breathes new life into the man whose heart is for The Rock
He takes a lump of clay like me, with skill he moulds my life
The Lord’s my shepherd, and my guide, the way, the truth, my light
In pastures green he’ll lead me on, through dark times he inspires
A single flame that’s deadlier than any man-made fires
Yesterday, today, the same, the Lord he guides my steps
The mighty King, who sits on high and yet he won’t forget
In everything, in all you are, he sees and knows your name
You may not be all that God wants, but you won’t stay the same

The Lord he is the fixer, restores and comforts too
The crying child, the broken heart, God’s ever faithful, true
He freely pours his love into the lives of those he’s called
Your name is in his book of life, the Lamb of God, assured
My life is in his hands, my times, the paths I’ll take
Don’t remonstrate, just motivate to choose his ways so great
Please bless me Lord, I won’t let go, I need more of your love
Lift me up, anoint my cup, my heart just craves your love
At times the Lord will break you, into what seems like small pieces
But like a master craftsmen, he assembles then releases
Fits together, bit by bit, completing life’s full jigsaw
Building up a healthy man to be a God-filled resource
So Lord I come to you, a weak and broken man
Please take all that I am, and make me all you can
The life of God inside my heart will change lives one by one
Jesus take my all, release and take me on 

Eagerly awaiting, ascertaining, celebrating
The returning King, the re-creation, Lord over creation
The purpose of the Cross, the Christ, to reunite with God
Our broken lives, we once were lost but now we’re found the Lord
Not empty handed in this fight, I’m ready for the battle
The Word of God, the sword I swing, and prayer makes Satan scuttle
Christ the everlasting, the warrior of peace
The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, eternal God, high priest
The man whose life’s submitted, and shows that he’s committed
One day will be acquitted, to heaven be admitted
So set your mind on things above, but rep God in your actions
Witnessing in word and deed cos Christ in you attractive
So take my life and let it be surrendered God to thee
The paths I take, the moves I make, come Jesus set me free
The master’s seeking people for himself that will be faithful
Stop begging like a dog for scraps, eat at the master’s table

So dig into the Word of God and pray to seek God’s face
Replace those empty feelings with ones of love and grace
As Christ shines down and lifts you up, just spread his holiness
The power of God within you breaks the pain, the loneliness
From day to day we’re growing, in God, his light is showing
Christ will fill you up, abundantly and overflowing
Anoint your head with oil, to serve the one true King
In all you do, at home, in life, in everything, you’ll bling
Not rockin jewels or fancy stones, not escalades or jazzy homes
Forget the Jones, and mobile phones, our life’s in Christ alone
So lay down your life, surrender, to Christ and feel his splendour
Almighty King, eternal God, he is our one defender
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see
So thank you Lord for all you’ve done, you hung upon that tree
He’d have died up on that Cross. if only for you (audience) or me

(c) Steve H 2006

WAITING FOR GOD TO MOVE YOU ON | TOP

I was patiently waiting for my God to show his face
Replace the pains of emptiness, release me to my place
His grace, is what I needed, in His Spirit I am sealed
By faith I knew he’d move me on, his Word would be revealed

So I entered to the throne of grace, the Cross my place of prayer
My cares I cast on the Lord my God, his Word says that he’s there
I shared, my heart, my faith, my mind, my deepest darkest needs
For God provides, he shapes and guides, I know that God he sees

The in between place, amidst the past and God’s new dawn
His spwan, a child of God, between a rock and hard place, torn
For sure, I knew that God was there, but where, sometimes unsure
His faithfulness, I trusted him, and rested, still and pure

I kept within my heart and kept to mind his Word so holy
Slowly God revealed some things that needed his controlling
So lowly, in humility I bowed and let him discipline
God my antidote, purifying like penicillin

(c) Steve H 2006

Rap done to Mary Mary, 'Shackles' | TOP

Lord you amaze me and I can’t stop praising
Your grace and your favour cos you are my Saviour
You rescued me, lifted then changed me up
You called me, anointed and now I can’t stop
You’re the ancient of days, who can fathom your ways
So much higher and deeper, my shepherd, my keeper
The Lord of all mankind, the unseen on high
You’re outside of time, yet you love and provide
Broke the chains off my feet, thank you Lord now I’m free
Praise God for Jesus who hung on that tree
He tasted our death and he carried our sin
Now we’re made right with God and can enter right in
To the holy of holies, to fall before our Lord
Taking up the shield of faith, the helmet and the sword
Reflecting our Saviour my one heart’s desire
Burning and rising, like flames from a fire

Jesus walks and he talks, right with you and with me
Not just walking and talking, he sets captives free
I cried out to Jesus, ‘Lord give me a sign’
The divine touched my spine and he said ‘you are mine’
Took the cross on his back and he paid the full cost
Now the victory’s won, Satan’s disarmed and lost
So I worship and praise with every breath that I take
Giving it to God, each n every move that I make
Can I kick it..? Yeh I kick it with the King
Now clothed from on high, rockin spiritual bling
God can lift you up, whoever, whenever
Eternal life yours, forever ever, forever ever, ever, ever
Shaping and moulding and lifting and calling, he saved a wretch like me
Serving and praising and bowing and falling, I’m stamped with JC
Now reach up to Jesus with your hands lifted high
Now move and shake your body, shout and sing, praise and cry..

(c) Steve H 2007

We Spend Our Lives Searching Original (accapella freestyle) | TOP

This is the album version from Martyn Lufkin's album, and the accapella done at events in and around Devon. Many people have requested this so here it is:

Ignoring consequences and sorting with a pill
Tragic sequences, but still can’t get our fill
Our tax bills rise, enslaved to our possessions
You say we’re going forward, I say we’re in regression

Believe in so called experts, search for any truth
We tune into false prophets, only God’s Word stays aloof
Huh, you do things your way and I’ll do things mine
But over time we’ve seen the signs, like stepping on a landmine

Self help books, soap operas and pointless chat shows
Magazines and trash TV, it's godless overload
We feed on selfish greed, taking grabbing what we see
Living selfishly, injustice causing misery

We're doing what feels good, we've failed, misunderstood
Majoring on rights and not on what we should
We build the tallest structures, we reach for the skies
But God seems ever distant and still we wonder why

Walkin empty streets and not through lack of feet
Cos Satan's been stealing all our love and feeling
You're trippin over justice, but de-log your eye
So quick to judge another but slow to love or cry

We lock God out and remove him from our lives
But cry, ‘why God why’ when disaster comes and strikes
To me it’s obvious, plain to see, reality
There’s one hope one way, Christ - who died for you and me

Cos Jesus lifted me up and he carried me
From a place face down, changed my reality
Lost in the darkness and needed a light
Then I found Christ radiating so bright

Now I worship through hip hop, the King with integrity
I’m serving God faithfully, I ain’t no celebrity
See when all is said and done, and all is stripped away
You’ll find Jesus is the answer and he’ll lead you in the way

(c) steve h 2005

We Spend Our Lives Searching Original (accapella freestyle) | TOP

We spend our lives searching, desiring to be stars
We send up spaceships, satellites, we even land on Mars
We claim the brightest minds, find cures for every condition
But spiritually we’re redundant, our song a poor rendition

Live in a world where bad has become good
Owe more, work more but life’s never been less understood
We expand our cities, build new apartment blocks
But security increases, we buy cameras, alarms, more locks

Don’t care of consequences, I’ll sort it with a pill
Tragic, lifeless, sequences, but still can’t get our fill
Our tax bills rise, enslaved to our possessions……
You say we’re going forward, I say we’re in regression

Buy drugs to solve our problems but still doing what we like
We sue for easy money, responsibility replaced by rights
In love with godless standards, illegal music downloads
We purchase soul-less hip hop, rappers with wack flows

Destroying moral standards, choosing sex with any stranger
One night stands means STD destruction the real danger
Infatuated with ourselves, buying make up, perfumed smells
Sex sells but destroys our cells, bringing hell but we can’t tell

We believe any so called expert, we search for any truth
We listen to false prophets, only God’s Word stays aloof
Huh, you do things your way and I’ll do things mine
But over time we’ve seen the signs, like stepping on a landmine

Self help books, psychiatrists, magazines and pointless chat shows
Soap operas and trash TV, our nation on godless overload
We feed on selfish greed, taking grabbing what we see
Won’t pay no fee, live selfishly, exploitation causing misery

Do exactly what feels good, consequences misunderstood
Pullin a hood over our problems, paying others to do what we should
We build the tallest structures, we drive the fastest cars
But living in our cities, you can’t even see God made stars

We walk down empty streets and not through lack of feet
But through lack of feeling, cos it’s one thing Satan’s been stealing
We’re trippin over justice, but take the log out of your eye
So quick to judge another but slow to love or cry

We’re makin our own rules to suit our moods, eat endless foods
We’re rude, consume, no room for truth, what’s good is now what’s crude
We spend on latest gadgets, on alcohol, cigs and clothing
But walk the streets with empty hearts, with fear and inner loathing

We lock God out, no doubt, we shout, he’s got no place in my life
But then we cry, ‘why God why’ when disaster comes and strikes
To me it’s obvious, plain to see, it is the reality
That there’s one hope, one way, God, who died for you and me

Cos Jesus lifted me up and he carried me
From a place face down, changed my reality
Lost in the darkness and needed a light
Then I found Christ radiating so bright

Now I worship through hip hop, the King with integrity
I’m serving God faithfully, I ain’t no celebrity
See when all is said and done, and all is stripped away
You’ll find Jesus is the answer and he’ll lead you in the way

(c) steve h, 2004

SAME OLD... | TOP

Ah man, another flow about sex, n, bumpin n grindin,
You burnin’ me up, jus like the pier down in Brighton
Oooh it’s another lust packed soundtrack
Another pack of raps pulled off shelves jus like a flatpack
Gonna get with this girl and y’all been wit that one
You’re like Peter Stringfellow in the Playboy Mansion
But you chewin eatin food, you stuck, got in a loop
Trapped in a zoo, spittin words just like an emu

Are you through, dissin and cussin, fussin an bitchin
Y’are to decent hip hop like a cockroach to a kitchen
Gonna get wiv some girl 2nite, aight. Y’all get your comeback
Get sacked jus like a wack quarterback, your heart is black jus like a broken vinyl
What you spread you reap, it’s not that deep
You soundin like a puppet, jus like sooty and like sweep
See we all had enough of you claimin you the King
Get burned like Gollum in Lord of the Rings

You think you’re some god, think you’re b-e-a-utiful,
But you deliver wack lines jus like Trigger n he’s a fool
Dog, you ain’t no man cos ur crib is full o ladies
Y’all need scrubbing down and powdering jus like ya got rabies
Start respectin each other, your sister, your brother
Come out from undercover, your slang sounds dumb and dumber
You jus profane cos your verbal aim is lame
Can you explain how I feel pain from your refrain

See I’ve heard the endless pages bout your manhood through the ages
Heard your rages, bout your bitch this, y’all need locking up in cages
Where’s the truth in your rhymes, your lines controlled by dimes
An dollars, your times, bling gangsta fantasy crime
You’re selling out, no doubt, without, like stock’s run out
You shout like a lout drinking flat, tasteless stout
Profiting like a ticket tout, when tickets have run out
But lyrically a drought, your words found out, meaning nought

Pump that body, work it, large it, buff and clean
But see, it don’t mean there’s any depth to your machine
The girls scream, the pundits glean, and all the doubters flee
But it’s only a dream, what’s beneath unseen, so much sheen
So full of sexual deviance, wit all that boastin and gloatin’
You’re coastin for a roastin from cats waiting to see you toasting
I ain’t judging you dog, it’s like a fog has come and robbed
Travelling outa your senses in 80 days like Phileas Fogg

An ladies don’t stand by while guys are callin you a ho
If you ain’t doing nuttin bout it, s’like admittin that iss true..
Shaking your booty in da club, grooving so sexual
Getting oh so fruity, drinkin bud, iss so unethical
An peep those messed up videos, jus like wild west rodeos
No body part you won’t show, up above and down below
You’re the reason homies are sexin, on street corners they are flexin
Prostitutin selves for less than, Almighty God has blessed them

One night stands a handstand, flippin up God’s best plan
For one woman and one man a holy weaved lifespan
But the secular breeds illusion, that misses life’s solution
A satan-filled delusion, an infusion-caused confusion

(c) steve h, 2004

Inner Truth | TOP

Start, where stories begin, not end
The finish is the ending and I ain’t finished yet
I’m taking it chilled, not thrills
Contemplating what I’m writing and no regret
You’re searching for meaning but ain’t yet seen it
Truth undefined like rhythm without rhyme
Life’s worth living, nothing don’t make it so
Take hope, let it flow, time to show

Reflection, direction, I’m just commencing
Expanding your minds with lines from the divine
Being.. could it be true?
People ain’t lying but are part of God’s crew
Vocab, words, intonation and expression
The pen is flowing lyrical delicatessen
So eat the poetic juices served
I’m a waiter sent with rhymes to serve

So many sounds that speak hopelessness, despair
Untruths, half-truths, to stunt the voice of youth
Saying they speak, unique, in self-defeat
But their words are empty like politician speak
So I’m releasing, re-writing, re-styling
Refining, inspiring, instilling excitement
Unlocking the door to a life less than ordinary
Grabbing the key that says you’re extraordinary

Swallow, digest, inhale and breathe deeply
Dive into the Word, cool and refreshing
The essence of life, contains all the blessings
So start accessing..
So come to God’s house, fill your heart’s desire
Cos living for Christ is designed to inspire
A fire that burns from on higher
Cos we all require the Messiah

Re-commence, re-start, re-form
Turning words into lyrics an artform
A platform to perform – or a platform, to be formed?
Forget the words if your heart is wrong
Examine yourself, a spiritual check-up
be open and honest and don’t let up
Take your pulse and repulse your impulse to be false
Truth is like a sword that cuts you open

Don’t like what you find? It’s time to change
Re-arrange empty lifestyles, it’s been a while
Since you opened the Word and drank deep
S’only then you’ll find the life you seek
Yeh hope can be found in love and in money
You can find it in people and fame
But take it from me it don’t last, it’s funny
But true hope from God ain’t the same

Your emptiness comes from walking away
Filling your mind with empty things, you say…
You can’t find direction, the way to go
But I’m’a show the show that shows
All day every-day, and plays worldwide
All people, all races, all genders, all time
Entry is free but you gotta take the ticket
Accept it and use it and then start to live it

This is the truth, the true hope, the way
The way to speak, to live and to play
Meaning and purpose, healing the hurters
Sharpening focus, develop eternal
Life. Alongside the master in heaven
Go boldly wherever the Kin says (now) go
Be filled with God’s love 24-7
Jesus Is the way, the one way to go

(c) steve h, 2000

JAZZ TIP | TOP

Listen up as I take you on a jazz tip, gonna tell you the truth so come on & let it rip
Expressing thro words what I’m feelin inside, this is hip-hop with a purpose, we try to fill your mind
So get rid of negative vibes that you feel, and let the music fill your spirit thro rhymes that heal
Lyrics that flow like the water on the Nile, that carried baby Moses to a life worthwhile
Some MCs like to fight, they think it’s kinda cool, but I speak words of wisdom, don’t wanna speak like a fool
Step back and take time to listen, I’m not a poet but God’s servant on a mission
To transform the world thro the power of God’s Spirit, turn things upside down, that’s God’s way so get with it
Swing to the groove, to the beat, hear the rhyme, hear the message, the truth, while u’ve got time
Rappin is poetry, a way to express, but unlike many rappers I try not to cause distress
So you can sell a record cos you swear, it ain’t all that, or me I wanna hear God’s heart beating thro the chat
So chuck, away, the words, of hate, that break, un-make, that shake, instead take
The Word of God and see how God wants you to be, you’ll see, like me, that he will set you free
Let the power of God transform your world, he re-ignites what’s cold, makes new what’s old
The melody he plays is relevant for today, if you know that you’re lost he’ll open up a new way
So u can get with ‘this’ or u can get with ‘that’, u can get with God or u can say ‘no way, not that!’
But one day you’ll stand before the judge of all, one day you can stand or one day you can fall

Throw your hands in the air and clap in time, I wanna tell you ‘bout a friend of mine
His name is Jesus Christ and he is the King, Come on people give him everything      x2

Over phat beats we rhyme as we see thro the haze, that clouds the world’s vision as people walk around dazed
Thro life that goes no further than the end of their nose, just like sleepwalking or the dead who just arose
My priority’s the Lord, the Spirit and his Word, that means saying to God I’ll obey all that I’ve heard
No time for playing games, no verbal diarrohea, no time for biggin up myself, no time for petty fear
Other rappers spend time writing lyrics and rhymes, and I know the words we speak should be truth & that’s fine
But thinking, saying, ur the best, now let me underline, that Jesus called me into this world to shine
Like a light that’s radiating from the top of a hill, a light that burns for Christ, not one that’s getting chill
So read the Word and speak God’s life and truth, instead of dissin others and building up yourself
Lyrically I take a stand as I live for the Lord, pouring prayer into all I do, slashing Satan with my sword
I’m fighting for God though the enemy’s unseen, I’m walking with my cats, my crew, you’d better believe
That we’re here to do God’s work, to live and to fight, though life is a struggle, we battle day and night
To speak words, life, truth, all that we hear, through the Word of God, do all he makes clear
Lookin upwards and forwards, never backwards or down, our reward is in heaven, like a King with a crown
Wanna hear the words of Jesus, feel his love, hear ‘well done - my friend and fellow worker for the 3, 3 in 1
That’s God, the Father, and Jesus the Son, together with the Holy Spirit, 3 in 1
That’s God, the Father, and Jesus the Son, together with the Holy Spirit, 3 in 1

(c) steve h, 2001

I’M LIKE A.. | TOP

(The Evil One Speaks...)

I’m like your worst nightmare, like a dream that went pear-shaped
I’m like food poisoning, stomach spiked by summit you ate
I’m like your enemy, like the person that you most hate
I’m like a day when you break up with your girl and fall out with your best mate
I’m like when you’re broke, got no money, got no food
I’m like when you get burgled n someone steals all you goods
I’m like a burnin flame, I’m’n’a burn up your dream
I’m like a negative voice in your head, I’m’a make you scream
I’m like the school bully, I’m’n’a subject you to pain
I’m like an arrogant teacher, I’m’a subject you to shame
I’m like the time you fail and feel low and like a fool
I’m like a vicious assault, I’m’a beat you black n blue
I’m like someone who subjects you to a hate campaign
I’m like the person who commits a crime n you get the blame
I’m like your greatest fear, the thing you fear the most
I’m like the greatest evil, like to boast in what’s most gross
I’m like a master puppeteer, in control though u don’t know
I’m like the controller of the Matrix, moving my pawns down below
I’m like the 5th element, infiltrating all your ways
I’m like a spy, marauding and defrauding all your days
I’m like the smell of sewage, I’m disgusting, full of filth
I’m like a master of disguises, dressin up to medal my ill
I’m like a tabloid paper, I expose your life to shame
I’m like a sick reporter, making claims just to profane
I’m like the voice of treason, of lies and of deceit
I’m like a corrupt judge, I’m’a never set you free
I’m like a deadly disease from which there’s no cure
I’m like something messed up that annihilates all that’s pure
I’m like the terrorist, one who blows buildings to the floor
I’m like a hate filled General that loves the sound of killing and war
I’m like a convicted psychiatrist, I’m’a mess with your head
I’m like pure evil and I wanna see you dead..

THIS - is a war going on
(And) THIS - is my song to warn
(But) THIS – is like a new dawn
(Cos) THIS – is the sound that conquers Babylon

(God Speaks)

I’m like the sunshine, the warmth on the summer’s day
I’m like your best friend, there for all you do and say
I’m like a rock of strength, when you’re feelin down and blue
I’m like a mother with her kid when there’s sumit up wid u
I’m like the greatest buzz, like a drug with no come down
I’m like a face of perfect skin where y’all never see me frown
I’m like the challenge of your lifetime, when you succeed and want more
I’m like the greatest healer, I come to forgive, restore
I’m like the most insightful scholar, my transcripts are endless pages
I’m like the one who’s timeless, faceless, wisdom of the ages
I’m like the definition of science, creativity, music
I’m like the artistic genius, plugged in the world for y’all to use it
I’m like an art explosion, fusion, abstract watercolour
I’m like your blood, your family, father, brother
I’m like the musician, hittin up the world with new flavas
I’m like the greatest chef, cookin up new food to savour
I’m like the peacemaker, like a UN that actually works
I’m like the restorer of the poor n needy, reversin all the hurts
I’m like the perfect day when excitement burnin you up
I’m like when you meet your girl and know she’s your true love
I’m like eternal life, infinite happiness to you
I’m like the greatest doctor, releasing from all you goin thru
I’m like a voice defending, when people dissin you
I’m like the coolest cat you know, cos I’m’a speak only the truth
I’m’a lift the heavy load when you feelin you’ll explode
I’m’accept you as you are when brothers dis, leave you alone
I’m’a take all that you are, expand your awesome mind
I’m’a freak out all the doubters, I’m’a redefine sublime
I’m’a take wass upside down and I’m’a flip it right
I’m’a take a mass of darkness n turn it into light
I’m’a take wass in your heart and fill your head with dreams
I’m’a give you all you need to succeed if y’all give your life to me..

THIS - is a war going on
(And) THIS - is my song to warn
(But) THIS – is like a new dawn
(Cos) THIS – is the sound that conquers Babylon

(c) steve h, 2004

TO THE HARDCORE RAPPERS | TOP

I’m squirmin when you’re rhyming, your whole self is climbin
Up the wall of fame, but you soundin just the same
As a thousand other rappers, just maybe you nastier
Claiming you’re rhymes original, phatter and nastier
But you ain’t read the script bro, rhymes part of antiquity
Stick wiv me, I’ll let you see, using words intelligently
It’s hard for me to see, how you claim originality
When David wrote Psalms better than all our lyrical agility
You ain’t such a cool cat, new cat, when you rap like dat
You say you’re soundin phat, I say you’re soundin wack
You taken crack, taking crack, it ain’t all that
In fact, it’s a trap that you won’t find me in or at
So maybe you a thug, need a hug to feel God’s love
It’s like a drug, you all thugged up, you say you taken slugs
But your life is full of bugs, messed up, like a grave newly dug so it’s time to get love

Everlast said he got more rhymes than the Psalms
Many rappers got rhymes, but their words are causin harm
We hearin bout the problems, bout the world is all messed up
We hearin bout your women, bout that you the nastiest thug
You got words aplenty, but all you sayin is empty
As Talib Kweli say, jus cos you speak don’t mean you’re words is deep
But it’s more than that bro, man, you’re words have got ta go,
Throw, stuff the dough and get an new flow
Read Psalm 49 man cos David flowin and rhymin
Remindin words defining by the Spirit that’s divine an’
Gives the words I pen, so it’s not the words of men
I ain’t takin no credit, cos with God we all in debit
So don’t claimin and explainin that it’s all about you
Cos it’s God who gives to you, even if you don’t see thru
The fog of spiritual blindness and unkindness that defies this
Gotta rise above dis, like a climber climbing Everest
You writing ‘bout the streets, and maybe your sound is sweet
But the beat that you wreak bringing havoc to those streets
Yeh you been there and now you’ve found a way out
Thro rapping and expanding, but your sound still ain’t about
Saying nothing new, showing there’s a true way through
From hopelessness, despair, whether you black, white or beaten blue
You jus do the things you do, like colour is a hue,
But why not speak of hope, of how people can make it too

Controversial lyrics, talking ‘bout things you think ain’t been done
But like King Solomon said, there ain’t nothing new under the sun
Thinkin that it’s cool, using your pen as an abusive tool
But you sounding like a fool, is that the best that you can do?
Course it ain’t bro, you got a flow like a Broadway show
But raise the standard man, don’t take lyrics from a can
Cos you can impact the soul, writing lyrics deep when you on a roll
But it’s taking it’s toll, when your words are outta control
I ain’t dissin you man, cos you slick at what you do
You probably better than me man, word up, I know it’s true
But I speak life see, setting enslaved people free
Not slavery that’s physical but captives shackled spiritually
You selling millions of records and I’m selling none
But I’d rather be a poor man, than not have Christ, God’s only Son
See when all is stripped away and you got nothing left to say
You’ll see Jesus is the answer, he’ll lead you in the way

But you caught in a trap, trying to make your way through rap
One day, smack, you’ll feel it crack and find it ain’t all that
So whatever man, dis me if it’s your way
But the truth is I’m concerned for you, so make a change today
Don’t smack your bitch up, mess with guns or drugs or screw up
I love it when you speak up, I love it when you’re straight up
Speakin rhymes, poetic times, it’s like a turbine
Feelin fine, when you firing, now you climbing
Up the wall of hope, sounding dope, lyrics assault
On the can’t do won’t do, attitude that’s untrue
So go set free, your words can go shaping history
Instead of speaking captivity, now you really speaking liberty
Hope rolling off your tongue, speakin things that can be done
Instead of dissin an all your cussin, now your wordz is bringin fun
To the glum, to those undone, those on the run, who need the Son
The Son of God the one called Jesus, the one who frees us, never ever leaves us
Believe dis and achieve this thru linguistics an stylistix
Inspired by words from God, with your faith in the one above
Take the first step, not forwards but back
Back from the violence, back from the attack
The weapons you got are your words and your actions
The factions and reactions no longer sanctioned by those actions
Your words explain that to refrain don’t mean you slammed
Offer signs of peace, bro, cos that what makes you a man

(c) steve h 2001

LIFTED ME UP - (My testimony) | TOP

Man I used to fight with the soccer hardcore
Feared the early morning police bash up on my door
My life was meaningless, trapped inside my head
Wished I was dead, blood red, nuff said
Trapped in the drugs scene on the wrong side of the law
Come down from those pills blew my head, raw, sore
Tried to find meaning, tried to find truth
But aloof in my youth, uncouth, no proof
Of Divine intervention til that day that cracked my world
Got back from time out, but heard the shout unfurled
My brother was taken, killed while on mission
His commission complete, with mine in remission
A slap on my face, a kick in my gut
Was stuck in a rut, but now time to cut
Cut loose from these chains that held me tight down
Gave my life to Christ, the new sound, light, profound
Yo Jesus stepped down, lifted me and carried me
From a place face down, changed my reality
I was lost in the darkness and needed a light
Then found the love of Christ radiating so bright
Now I worship my King through hip hop with integrity
Not looking for my fame, I ain't no celebrity..
Still life is a struggle but won't go back there
Trapped like a fly in a spider's web and lair
Wanna spread light, peace, Christ with all my life
Wanna pass on knowledge, lock it down and keep it tight
So I write, I emcee, I design and serve my King
While people do they own thing, I'm boxing in Christ's ring
See when all is said and done and all is stripped away
Y'all see Jesus is the answer an he'll lead you in the way..

(c) steve h, 2004

REVELATION STARTA Tune 2002 | TOP

Here we go on the mic, time to start, biggin up Jesus thro the hip-hop art
Rockin the nation, a new sensation, with expectation, we present the Revelation
Elation, innovation, accept no imitation
Representation - Alliteration
To Jesus, number one in the fame academy
We’re glad to be, around to see, what he’s gonna do, to -
Turn this world right way round, to set it true
For me, you, all members of his crew
The whole world over cos God is love
Lovin the worst, lovin the best, lovin the me, lovin the rest
So come take part clap your hands and sing
The Good News we bring, an offering, to the King
Get up out your seats and nod your head
I said, code red, steppin up, now go ahead..

‘Revelation Crew, get yer hands in the air - Jump, jump, jump about, jump up don’t stare’

Rockin with a new sound, underground, in your town
Gettin down, sounds profound, shake your frown and come around
To the funky beats now blessin your feet
Soundin kinda sweet, poetically complete
So - swing to the rhythm and jump to the rhyme
For the Lord whose in this place and he’s right on time
Now sway like this and sway like that
Don’t think of sittin still cos the sound is so phat
Melodies, parodies, feel at ease, and release
The cool, happy vibe that you’re feeling inside
Jump with me, feelin free, look and see, the unity
That God always brings, the Lord of mankind
So come take part clap your hands and sing
The Good News we bring, an offering, to the King
Get up out your seats and nod your head
I said, code red, steppin up, now go ahead..

(c) steve h, 2004

GOOD TIME | TOP

yo did you come here tonight lookin for a good time?!
get on, u aint wrong, now let me busta rime!
I’ma spit a flow about dis guy Jesus, he freed us
Hung up on da cross bleedin for us, believe dis
Did i hear ya say why (why) let me tell ya now
Yes dats right he died (died?) let me tell ya how –
this guy God amazing blessed presence felt
sent da saviour, his one son it makes my heart melt
his one son, one love that took da call
all our sin and he took da wrap now for us all
just to think God loves us, more than life itself woah!
aint it amazing for us, and we jus let da world go,
Isnt it strange this crazy world we are living in
A deranged world dat aint pure but is fulla sin
Da youth of da nation needs to rise up and stand tall
Come on people one love one God y’all

We da ones dat gotta clean up mans mess
All together unified and wit no stress we’re blessed
Now we know bout God's love we can get serious
Clean up our act and get rid of fake images
Cos the God above sees all that we do
He’s constantly watchin over me and you,
So if ya thinking differently you clearly cant see
That wat I say is true but u just aint listenin to me
There’s more to this here life than just this lootin
Violence, gangs, war and prison wit da shootin
We can be fulfilled wit da Holy Spirit its true
It’s a new day move on yo does this applies to you!
Yo so in this life we lead today, you can be saved
Two ways in this life, choose Gods true way
Amazing glorified for me, lords purifying ya see
Our sin gone cos he died for you and me (believe)

(c) kay watson, 2003

GOOD TIME - REMIX | TOP

Yo did you come here tonight looking for a good time
Get on, you ain’t wrong, just let me bust this rhyme
I’m’a spit a flow about this guy Jesus, he freed us
Hung up on the cross bleeding for us believe this
Did I hear you say why (why?) – let me tell you now
Yeah that’s right he died (died?) – let me tell you how
This guy God amazing blessed presence felt
Sent the saviour, his one son, one made my heart melt
Dead and buried he was gone now for 3 days
Died so now we can now learn God’s true way
But on the 3rd day again we know he rose
Stood up and stretched then folded his grave clothes
So isn’t it crazy this world we are living in?
A deranged world that ain’t pure but is fulla sin
The youth of the nation needs to rise up and stand tall
Come on people, one love, one God y’all.

Throw ya hands in the air and clap in time
I wanna tell you bout a friend of mine
His name is Jesus Christ and he is the King
Come on people give him everything..

So here’s a little lesson on how to get wit Christ
Now listen up close cos ya gotta do it right
U need to get in sight and give your life to Christ man
Cos ur gonna need Christ in the next life man
Recognise he lived and died a debt we owe
I can’t believe it and we just let the world go
If you thinking differently then ya clearly can’t see
What I say is true but you ain’t listening to me
There’s more to life than school, college or work place
You gotta see we live through God’s grace
I ain’t saying it’s easy like 1 – 2 – 3
But nothing comes close to my G – O – D
So if you wanna be saved and live his way
Please tell him, he’ll take ya sin away
Now that’s all been said - and hey he died for us
I’m all out – so rewind and bring the chorus back!

(c) kay watson, 2003

Music (a fun and goofy track to a comical beat!) | TOP

As we jump up, skip and move
We make you wanna groove
Groove to the beat now blessing your feet
Like a smile in the face of a girl oh so sweet
Like candy, from a candy store
Like lifting a weight you don't want any more
Music is worldwide, like wind in the trees
For him and for her, for you and for me
It rocks the world like chocolate's got flavour
We like to expound the music we savour
Just like the sound when the orchestra's playing
I love writing music, you know what I'm saying?
The sensation is deep, and I know it's a gift
To lift and to uplift, we riff and we drift
A musical wave, we praise without thinking
The melodies must flow or I find that I'm sinking

Music it's filling my mind
Music, it's heaven-sent rhymes
Music, the sound sublime
Music, so sing it one more time

As the organ drops, my feet keep tapping
Something inside makes my hands start clapping
Sharing the music, roll with the vibe
Inside, outside, you audience, me scribe
Describe with pen, the feelings of men
Women, all people, for now and for then
Uplift, looking upward we reach to the skies
Musical clouds but not knowing why
It shapes emotions, it makes us cry
It lifts our hearts, our souls, and we fly
The peaks, the valleys, the downs but we rally
It's time to jump up, so don't dilly dally
To smile again as the music plays
Reminding us all, of far better days
A child-like innocence, long since gone
We want to return by singing along

Music it's filling my mind
Music, it's heaven-sent rhymes
Music, the sound sublime
Music, so sing it one more time

I like to express how I feel through sound
Commercial, an anthem, or deep underground
It releases good feelings, a cool happy vibe
So log on, sign on, jump in for the ride
Miss it - miss out, you'll lose it no doubt
So sing it or shot, inside ot about
About time you danced again with me, you'll see
'Bout time you jumped up and felt more free
Free to express your feelings through music
Freedom to chill or totally lose it (don't abuse it)
Break down, breakdance, break free, take a chance
To breathe once more, the sound of the dancefloor
Let go, let it flow, let it show, don't you know
The tide of the musical waves on the musical shore
Now do you want some more..?!

(c) steve h, 2000

THE CHURCH - (a small part only..) | TOP

It's time to make a change, to re-arrange and make the flame
Burn once again in God's house
Make it like a lion, not like a mouse
Time to throw out empty lifestyles for what is worthwhile, I'm gonna file
A lawsuit against the church cos it's adverse to change
Like a horse in chains, like a man with no name
Carryin on the same, it's so lame..

Cos people are dying and crying, sighing and trying
So hard to find peace, but we ceased to believe that God brings release
To empty hearts and broken lives, we've been deceived my lies
And meaningless ties to tradition that flies
In the face of God's truth in his Word, no longer heard, it's so absurd
No wonder stagnation's occurred, our vision's blurred
We concur with the world, even though God says don't go there..

(c) steve h, 2003

OLD SKOOL, EARLY RAP - (a bit basic!) | TOP

Sit back and relax as the rhymes flow freely
Check out the things that I say
My words are true and the message is easy
It’s time for you to check out a new way
It goes a little something like this you see
It speaks loud to blow your mind
It’s about one man who dies to set you free
You and the whole of mankind
Jesus is the one way, the true way to go
Don’t dis me cos I speak the truth
It’s the life of excitement, the ‘mad for it’ show
Take a walk with the King of the groove
He changed me, he’ll change you
He’ll change anyone who joins his crew
So let me tell you now what he’s done for me
Word Up, this is no fantasy

I’m groovin, groovin to a heavenly beat
My feet are movin, they’re movin to God’s sound so sweet (x2)

From the Cross he rose up and he lives today
Keepin it real on the earth
Check out the message, yeh that’s what I say
He’s changed the world since his birth
So don’t just sit back and accept who you are
Check out who God wants you to be
Just say to the King, ‘me and you can go far’
He’ll change you yes he’ll set you free
Representing to you cos that’s the way God works
The Bible’s lyrics are the sweetest
Taking you, carrying you, liftin all your hurts
Yes Jesus’s style is the sweetest
Not rhyming cos I want fame or fortune
Just biggin up God to you
Don’t dis me cos I talk about Jesus
Like I say it’s time you joined his crew

(c) steve h, 1999

CHOICES - another early rap (bit basic again!) | TOP

I’m coming full on and I won’t hold back
Gonna speak the words of Jesus and they will smack
You right in the heart as the lyrics flow
Cos I believe in a God who won’t let go
Of people that will trust him and will follow his ways
He’ll always be with them right through every day
Gonna give you something real, a hope you can’t lose
But you’ve got to make the choice, yes you’ve got to choose
Choose the way that you’re gonna follow
Make the wrong choice it’ll be hard to swallow
A life apart from your Creator
Spending all time with the imitator
The one who’ll drag you down into
The pit where he will trample you
So choose the life that God will give
Accept the free gift that means you will live

Take a look at the future, a look at your past
All the things that have gone but one thing will last
A relationship with the Father of mankind
Expressions of love in his arms you will find
A hope for tomorrow, purpose for today
He’ll lead you, inspire you and then you will pray
A prayer that says Jesus I need you right now
Come reach out to me Lord, come help me to bow
Before the King of Kings J - E - S - U - S
The one who will answer your prayers, S - O - S
He’ll liberate you from the chains that hold
You back from the Father and then he’ll enfold you
In hands that accept you just as you are
To make you feel special cos to him you’re a star
This is why we rap with a passion and we shout
Cos we don’t want you people to miss out

(c) steve h, 1999

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