I Repent by Derek Webb

I repent
(words and music by derek webb)

i repent, i repent of my pursuit of america’s dream
i repent, i repent of living like i deserve anything
of my house, my fence, my kids, my wife
in our suburb where we’re safe and white
i am wrong and of these things i repent

i repent, i repent of parading my liberty
i repent. i repent of paying for what i get for free
and for the way i believe that i am living right
by trading sins for others that are easier to hide
i am wrong and of these things i repent

bridge
i repent judging by a law that even i can’t keep
of wearing righteousness like a disguise
to see through the planks in my own eyes

i repent, i repent of trading truth for false unity
i repent, i repent of confusing peace and idolatry
by caring more of what they think than what i know of what we need
by domesticating you until you look just like me
i am wrong and of these things i repent

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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3 Responses to I Repent by Derek Webb

  1. Andy says:

    I really love this song. I think I like “Broken Heart” even better, though.–>

  2. nic paton says:

    i repent of paying for what i get for free

    - very very very good line.

    The idolatory of monetarisation.

    Who is Derek Webb?

  3. Uri Brito says:

    Nic, Derek webb is a Presbyterian writer and singer. He has in the last few years gone leftist on some social issues, nevertheless he is a constant challenge to my Christianity when I hear him.

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