This Is Who I Am

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This song celebrates who we are in Christ rather than who we were without Him. While we were captives, outcasts, rebels, and dead, Jesus bought, sought, broke, and raised us. Because 2 Corinthians 5:17 is true (if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come) we are now saints and pilgrims in progress, being perfected in this life until we are complete in Him (Philippians 1:6). Not only is our past and present transformed, but our future is secure - Who we were, who we are, and who we will be are all safe in Christ. One day we trust that we will be with Him, singing with all those who have died with Christ and been raised to life. Truly, this is who we are!

Lyrics

Verse 1:
I was a captive but you bought me,
I was an outcast but you sought me out,
I was a rebel but you broke me,
I was a dead man but you've spoken life
And opened up the grave.

Chorus:
Who I was and what I've done
Are not who I am;
Old is gone, new has come
And I'm a new man!
I have died with Christ,
I've been raised to life--
This is who I am.

Verse 2:
I am a saint but I'm still growing,
I am a pilgrim but I'm going home,
I am a ways from who I will be
But holiness and love are filling me
Until I am complete.

Bridge:
Death cannot sting me
For I'll be singing
My way to Jesus' side;
Ten thousand praises
For endless ages
Unto the Lamb who died!

By Apryl Pinzur & David L. Ward
© 2019 Hymnicity

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