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shai linne - My Portion
(from the album The Solus Christus Project)
© copyright 2005


Verse 1:
It make sense that I should write this song/
Itís been a while now since you turned the light switch on/
And so powerfully opened up my eyes to see/
Reality, now Iím free (Check it out)/
Reminisce on my Christ-less days/
Evidence my life and ways/
It was like I was forever bent/
I lived a life of decadence/
Then you sovereignly intervened and Iíve been on your team ever since/
I was saved and Iím being saved-present tense/
And will be saved from the deadly pestilence/
Your holiness got me worshipping you with reverence/
Youíre infinite plus transcendent- yet with friends/
Your love letter, the Old and New Testaments/
Also the Christianís best defense-It speaks of Christ, who was heaven sent/
Forgive us for ever being negligent or hesitant to represent His excellence/
The world chases after the cars with better tints/
Your people long after Your glory- a better glimpse/
The Author of my faith, praise Your marvelous grace/
The type I could call and embrace when I fall on my face/
So Iím lifting up my hands and Iím raising my voice/
Even though the world thinks I made the craziest choice/
They could laugh all the want, Lord, I do not care/
And I donít want to go to Heaven if God is not there.

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Whom have I in Heaven but You (nobody)/
And earth has nothing I desire but You/
My flesh and my heart may fail however/
The Lord is my portion forever.

Verse 2:
The penalty for my sin deflected-so glad Iíve been elected/
I spread my hands out to my Savior as I genuflected/
And then reflected on Christ, the globe spinner/
(You) turned this out-of-control sinner into a soul winner/
I canít take credit for it- Youíre too holy/
I didnít choose you, Lord, you chose me/
The actual situation is ever since my youth/
My natural inclination was to resist your truth/
I was dead you said ďLive!Ē/
Now youíre teaching me to love you for who you are and not just what you give/
Itís so divine- to maintain through the pain/
It blows my mind how You came the way You came/
Not a conquering hero, but a Suffering Servant/
Lord, You died for a zero, who doesnít deserve it/
You take shady dudes who hate the truth- Give them faith in You/
Make them new creations too- All praises due/
So praise Him- donít hesitate from the right to left/
Just thank Him and meditate on His life and death/
Resurrected and exalted- forever so high/
And why He chose me I might never know why/
But Iím lifting up my hands and Iím raising my voice/
Even though the world thinks I made the craziest choice/
They could mock all the want Lord I do not care/
And I donít want to go to Heaven if God is not there.

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You could give me the lex, the coupe, the beamer, the Benz/
The sex, the loot, the Cream or the ends/
But next to the truth of Jesus friends itís worth nothing

Verse 3:
And Lord, donít let me get caught up in my own tapes/
I saw what happened when Noah got drunk off His own grapes/
So many ways to stumble- many boastful and loud/
The Lord gives grace to the humble and opposes the proud/
The Holy Spiritís a great deposit; my life- You stabilized it/
Today the object is to stay in the prayer closet/
And when I come out, may they know the Master lives in me/
Through passion for ministry and loving sacrificially/
No matter what, Lord, wean me off of the world/
Canít believe I found the costliest pearl/
For the glory of your name Iíve been made your own/
By your grace justified through faith alone/
Thatís why Iím lifting up my hands and Iím raising my voice/
Even though the world thinks I made the craziest choice/
They could laugh all the want Lord I do not care/
And I donít want to go to Heaven if God is not there.

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