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When I Say I Am A Christian

"When I say... 'I am a Christian'

I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin.'

I'm whispering 'I was lost,'

Now I'm found and forgiven.


When I say... 'I am a Christian'

I don't speak of this with pride.

I'm confessing that I stumble

and need CHRIST to be my guide.


When I say... 'I am a Christian'

I'm not trying to be strong.

I'm professing that I'm weak

And need HIS strength to carry on.


When I say... 'I am a Christian'

I'm not bragging of success.

I'm admitting I have failed

And need God to clean my mess.


When I say... 'I am a Christian'

I'm not claiming to be perfect,

My flaws are far too visible

But, God believes I am worth it.


When I say... 'I am a Christian'

I still feel the sting of pain,

I have my share of heartaches

So I call upon His name.


When I say... 'I am a Christian'

I'm not holier than thou,

I'm just a simple sinner

Who received God's good grace, somehow."


"WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN" by Maya Angelou


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