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If I rise, let me rise on you
Not on all of my successes, my esteem or my pursuits
If I lose, let me lose my life
Cause if I belong to Jesus, the flesh is crucified

For me to live is Christ
For me to live is Christ
For me to live is Christ, to die is gain

If I grow, let me grow in You
Wilt the seeds of wanting more
Rippin’ pride out by the roots
And if I’m still, let me hear You speak
Not the tone of my transgressions,
But the song of the Redeemed

For me to live is Christ
For me to live is Christ
For me to live is Christ, to die is gain

For me to live is Christ
For me to live is Christ
For me to live is Christ, to die is gain

My great desire is to be with You
But this is the place you chose for me
This is the place you chose for me
To lift my cross and give everything
This is the time you gave to me
This is the time you gave to me

For me to live is Christ, For me to live is Christ
For me to live is Christ, to die is gain
I’ll never be the same, I’ll never be the same
For me to live is Christ, to die is gain

© 2015 Dayspring Music Publishing, LLC, Run Run Milo, Pencil Prophet Publishing (BMI) / Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Not Just Another Song Publishing (SESAC) (All rights on behalf of itself and Not Just Another Song Publishing adm. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC)

Written by: Ben McDonald / Dave Frey / Casey Brown / Jonathan Smith

About This Song

"The words of the Bible are there from people who aren’t perfect and have suffered much. It’s an encouragement to see their imperfect lives, but also see that they continued to trust the Lord. The only way I can fathom this life, is that there has to be more, is that there’s a God who’s big enough, and says who lovingly says “Trust me.”

During the dark periods of my life, my grandpa would sit me down and say, “Dave, you were made for so much more! Don’t lose sight of that! Keep hope!” We may never know this side of heaven why we’re going through a trial, but we can be a light to the watching world!

'To Live is Christ,' is based off Philippians 1:21. It feels like a crossover between an anthem and a prayer!"

- Sidewalk Prophets


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