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My Jesus – Todd Agnew

August 23, 2019

I have been thinking a lot about Jesus as I walk with the women in his Genealogy. Far from perfect, but all redeemed and made whole by the love of God. Todd Agnew’s song hits hard… and true… who do I, as a Christ-follower want to be like? The Empire? NO! Like the humble and suffering Servant Jesus? YES! Oh God, give me the strength to be… like Jesus…

My Jesus — Music and Lyrics by Todd Agnew

Which Jesus do you follow?

Which Jesus do you serve?

If Ephesians says to imitate Christ

Then why do you look so much like the world

Cause my Jesus bled and died

He spent His time with thieves and liars

He loved the poor and accosted the arrogant

So which one do you want to be?

Blessed are the poor in spirit

Or do we pray to be blessed with the wealth of this land

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness

Or do we ache for another taste of this world of shifting sand

Cause my Jesus bled and died for my sins

He spent His time with thieves and sluts and liars

He loved the poor and accosted the rich

So which one do you want to be?

Who is this that you follow

This picture of the American dream

If Jesus were here would you walk right by on the other side

Or fall down and worship at His holy feet

Holy

Pretty blue eyes and curly brown hair and a clear complexion

Is how you see Him as He dies for Your sins

But the Word says He was battered scarred

Or did you miss that part

Sometimes I doubt we’d recognize Him

Cause my Jesus bled and died

He spent His time with thieves and the least of these

He loved the poor and accosted the comfortable

So which one do you want to be?

Cause my Jesus would never be accepted in my church

The blood and dirt on his feet might stain the carpet

But He reaches for the hurting and despises the proud

I think He’d prefer Beale ST. to the stained glass crowd

And I know that He can hear if I cry out loud

I want to be like my Jesus!

I want to be like my Jesus!

I want to be like my Jesus!

I want to be like my Jesus!

Ooooohhhhh

Not a poster child for American prosperity, but like my Jesus

You see I’m tired of living for success and popularity

I want to be like my Jesus but I’m not sure what that means to be like

You Jesus

Cause You said to live like You, love like You but then You died for me

Can I be like You Jesus?

I want to be like You Jesus.

I want to be like my Jesus.

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4 Comments
  1. I have decided to do something brave this year and focus on the teachings of Jesus rather than the teachings about Jesus for my December blog posts. I had not seen or heard this song — thank you for introducing me to it.

    • What an awesome idea! Glad to share the song with you. Another would be Jackson Brown’s song, “The Rebel Jesus.”

      • I have forgotten about “The Rebel Jesus.” Thank you. Richard Rohr’s emails this week have also been along the same track. I’m really glad Spirit is sending help with this one . 🙂

      • Amen to that! I enjoy his emails ❤️

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