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credit: Alexandra Pamias

Dear God, I was living in the darkness and had the devil in my heart until you stopped it.
I was lost in the sand till you carried me.
I was sinking, but you never let them bury me.
I got a prayer in my heart that my momma left.
So I pray every day over momma’s death.
Got a son who was born just the other day.
What can I say?

Got his Daddy’s and his Momma’s Face.
Got his Daddy’s eyes, got Momma’s toes.
Got his Momma’s hair. Got his Daddy’s nose.
Got his Daddy’s lips. Got his Momma’s smile.
Granddaddy’s genes, grand mamma’s child.

Dear God, I’m searching for the sunlight.
When I prayed, you gave it to me one night.
Lord you are the reason I breathe.

I just want to thank you for breathin’ breathe into me.
I use to be so scared to get on my knees and now
I say a prayer for every disease and every disaster and everything after
‘Cause I know the master will come in the rapture.
So I got me some verses and I got me some scriptures,
We about to go to church.
You know whose coming with us.
I got faith in my way,
keep the light in my path,
make the evil disappear,
so the people can laugh,
make the whole world stop for a day and a half.

Let the rain and the sun clear up all of the trash.
Teach the whole world love instead of hat.
When you runnin’ to the Lord,
You can never be late.

Dear God, I was livin’ in the darkness
Had the devil in my heart ‘till you stopped it.
I was lost until you carried me.
I was sinkin’ but you never let them bury me.