To Live Is Christ

For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

I have found myself reflecting on various things this lenten season. I was listening to my favorites playlist and the song “To Live Is Christ” by Sidewalk Prophets started to play. The words touched my soul and I have decided to pray them throughout the coming weeks.


If I rise, let me rise on You
Not on all 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
Ripping pride out by the roots
If I’m still, let me hear You speak
Not the tone of my transgressions
But the song of the redeemed


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


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