My Jesus Lyrics - Todd Agnew

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Which Jesus do you follow?
Which Jesus do you serve?
If Ephesians says to imitate Christ
Then why do you look so much like the world?

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the arrogant
So which one do you want to be?

Blessed are the poor in spirit
Or do we pray to be blessed with the wealth of this land
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness
Or do we ache for another taste of this world of shifting sand

Cause my Jesus bled and died for my sins
He spent His time with thieves and sluts and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the rich
So which one do you want to be?

Who is this that you follow
This picture of the American dream
If Jesus was here would you walk right by on the other side or fall down and worship at His holy feet

Pretty blue eyes and curly brown hair and a clear complexion
Is how you see Him as He dies for Your sins
But the Word says He was battered and scarred
Or did you miss that part
Sometimes I doubt we'd recognize Him

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and the least of these
He loved the poor and accosted the comfortable
So which one do you want to be?

Cause my Jesus would never be accepted in my church
The blood and dirt on His feet might stain the carpet
But He reaches for the hurting and despises the proud
I think He'd prefer Beale St. to the stained glass crowd
And I know that He can hear me if I cry out loud

I want to be like my Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!

Not a posterchild for American prosperity, but like my Jesus
You see I'm tired of living for success and popularity
I want to be like my Jesus but I'm not sure what that means to be like You Jesus
Cause You said to live like You, love like You but then You died for me
Can I be like You Jesus?
I want to be like you Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!

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not the christian example | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/20/13

I believe that an anti christ wrote this song while I was looking for what does being ready means and i feel that he needs to spend more thime in the word and fully understand the depths of humanity

Great words of the song, but could be better music... | Reviewer: Bud | 1/16/13

I absolutely love these words!!! And this song came to me at the right time too. I was struggling majorly, and then after this song the thoughts kept coming that Jesus still loves me even if i mess up or if i dont make it all the time. So yes, thank you for having the courage to write these words...

artsy realism | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/4/11

You just got to see the art in the whole thing. Its like writing a poem about changing seasons from summer to fall and coloring it "summer colors"on one end and have it develop into fall colors. The whole song - music and lyrics work together with the message of be real and not plastic.

Amazing :) | Reviewer: Mel | 4/3/11

some of you dont like the " music " but that makes this more perfect. "Not a posterchild for American prosperity, but like my Jesus
You see I'm tired of living for success and popularity " this is exactly it, its not a song to empress you or to win you over, its a heartfelt set of thoughts being expressed to the saviour.

Amazing. Love it

Response to comments | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/21/11

in response to Tj: if u go to and look at all the meanings of accost here is what you will find:
Accost: approach, especially with a greeting, question, or remark approach, stop, and speak to (a person), as to ask a question, accuse of a crime, solicit, etc
Yes it also can mean to solicit sexual favors but obviously thats not what is being implied in the song!

Great! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/11/10

I remember first hearing this song in the car, but I didn't pay attention to it until the end where it saying "I want to be like my Jesus". Then, I looked it up online and I remember that I began to cry as I listened to the lyrics, because the words were all so true. I believe that the music is supposed to be rough-ish and that was why Todd Agnew didn't even bother writing the music too beautifully. The truth hurts, it shouldn't be coated with sweetness.
This song change my life. From that time when I heard it, on, I have only one motto in life, "I want to be like my Jesus!"

Right on the Mark | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/30/09

I think Li had it right on the mark. Todd Agnew is a great musician, and the 'imperfections' that some people are critiquing seem to be done to drive the focus on the heart of the song...Jesus is not the image on a postcard or even in some well-meaning churches.

How many of you have ever seen a homeless person at an intersection and quickly locked your car door, or looked away from someone stuck on the side of the road in a car without stopping, hoping someone else would? God forgive me, but I know I have. This song speaks to me and convicts me like no other song that I can think of.

God bless Todd Agnew!

Lyric vs Music | Reviewer: Li | 8/18/09

The first time I heard this song, I had to turn off the radio afterward. My mind kept racing over the words and my thoughts cicled: Would my church allow me to sing this song on a Sunday morning? I'm not all that certain.

Some have posted a dislike for the musical quality of this song. If you have listened to Todd Agnew's other music, you would know that he is a great artist. It makes me wonder if he did not intentionally keep the musical accompaniment rough and uneven, in order to force people to pay more attention. It's very easy to get lost in the "pretty" worship songs that are everywhere (I do love worship music). Perhaps he did not want this song to become another casualty of the CCM culture, but to be a song that always grabs attention and always convicts.

AMEN!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/17/09

This is so true! Too many "christians" today just put on a pretty face for the world! If this song angers you, the Holy Spirit is obviously convicting you! Ask yourself, who do you serve! I thank God for giving Todd Agnew the courage and talent to sing these words!!!

Not too harsh | Reviewer: DH | 6/25/09

This is a great song. TJ seems to have a completely different definition. Accosted actually means to "confront boldly". This definition is very appropriate to describe the way Jesus dealt with the pharisees.

GreatSong! | Reviewer: Matthew | 3/30/09

This song has a wonderful conviction. That is the point of the song. It is a harsh song because of the lyrics but it is only the truth. Christianity isn't sugar coated, there is truth. If every song was "sugar coated" the truth would not be revealed. Like the songs says, I want to be like my Jesus! Great song and lyrics!

Great message, horrible song | Reviewer: Angel | 3/27/09

I agree with what Votawesome said -- this song has an awesome message, but it gets lost in the horrible songwriting. You can tell that Todd had something big and important to say, but he -- or whoever wrote this -- had no idea how to express it. The music is poorly written, the song itself is poorly written, and a lot of it honestly doesn't even make sense.

Good message...but NOT a good song | Reviewer: Votawesome | 1/21/09

I think the message of this song is, at the least, marginally legitimate. But there is no way that this can be considered a good piece of music. It's just a cluster of ideas sung to some inconsistent rhythm and obscurely definable melody. How did this make it to radio stations? I agree with the message, but it's a painful piece of music for which to listen.

Great right. | Reviewer: Cris | 8/12/08

This song is so right. We try to be like everyone else in the world except for the one that we should be like, Jesus. Its true that he walked with liars and sluts and thieves, because they were the ones who needed him most. At least thats what I believe. This song is really good and speaks truth.

Unlike most others | Reviewer: Edward | 7/28/08

My mother always listens to christian radio and i have to admit that i don't prefer many of the songs that they play. But once i heard this song, i immediately realized it was more 'negative' than most. The tone is very emotionaly and almost angry, which seperated this song from most other praise and worship songs. 'My Jesus will never be accepted in my church, the blood and dirt on his feet might stain the carpet' is the kind of ironic sarcastic tone that draws me to this song. Todd Agnew goes far enough to say that he 'spent his time with thieves, and sluts, and liars'. I think it's great that Todd Agnew finally captured the real Jesus that most people don't know.

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