729. Lord, I Want to Be a Christian

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1 Lord, I want to be a Christian
in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.
In my heart, (In my heart,) in my heart (in my heart,)
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.

2 Lord, I want to be more loving
in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart.
In my heart, (In my heart,) in my heart (in my heart,)
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart.

3 Lord, I want to be more holy
in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart.
In my heart, (In my heart,) in my heart (in my heart,)
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart.

4 Lord, I want to be like Jesus
in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.
In my heart, (In my heart,) in my heart (in my heart,)
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, I want to be a Christian, in my heart, in my heart
Title: Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: John 13:15; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 4:23-24; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13; 2 Timothy 2:19-24; 1 Peter 2:21; 2 Peter 3:11-14; 1 John 3:2
Topic: Christian Life; Discipleship and Mission; Faith1 more...
Source: African American spiritual
Tune Information
Name: I WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN
Meter: Irregular
Key: D Major
Source: African American spiritual


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Through its recurring phrase, “in my heart,” this poignant African American spiritual expresses the desire that our professed faith will not be superficial or hypocritical but will permeate the very center of our being, so that we may truly be the people God calls us to be.


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