"Bless Me" by Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music



Probably my favorite songwriter of black Gospel music is the energetic (and seemingly ageless) Kirk Franklin. For this song, he teamed up with Atlanta's Maverick City Music and made a ministerial venture similar to that of the late Johnny Cash: recording in a prison with inmates. However, this recording became the largest prison event in U.S. history, involving more than 1300 inmates. This song is playful and powerful and would work well in a Sunday morning service. Lyrics below:


Bless me, bless me

Bless me God indeed

Death has been defeated

He is our victory

Bless me, bless me

God not just for me

But so everyone around me can have everything they need

Let all these folks that's with me God have everything they need

Favor, Favor

Let it fall on me

To till I'm the conversation

Of all my enemies

Favor, Favor

God not just for me

But so everyone around me can have everything they need

Let all these folks that's with me God have everything they need

Persecuted, not abandoned

(We got everything we need)

Criticized, never forsaken

(We got everything we need)

Because God’s a promise keeper

(We got everything we need)

I got victory because

(Our God's got everything we need)

I shall live and not die

(We got everything we need)

Because Jehovah’s by my side

(We got everything we need)

Did I tell you He’s a friend of mine?

(We got everything we need)

Lift Him up, lift Him up

(Our God's got everything we need)

Take it up take it up

(We got everything we need)

And I never should forget

(We got everything we need)

He’s never failed me yet

(We got everything we need)

Every trial every test

(We got everything we need)

We bless, we bless, we bless, we bless

(Our God's got everything we need)

We bless, we bless, we bless, we bless

(We got everything we need)

We got everything we need

(Our God's got everything we need)

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