Chris "Diligence" DeJesus

Chris "Diligence" DeJesus

BandHip HopSpoken Word

I am a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ gifted in music and have been entrusted with the challenge of proclaiming the good news of the gospel to the world through rap music.

Biography

What separates this artist from other rappers, christian and non-christian alike is that he brings a Non-Compromising message in a complex and powerful writing style with high quality sounds that entertain and bless even the most conservative of listeners.

Lyrics

Fight

Written By: Diligence

Fight
Written by Chris “Diligence” DeJesus
2005

{Verse 1}
It’s a battle for lost souls
Bullets blow
Barrels singing
It’s a war between the kingdoms got to go out swinging
Got to brawl till death of me
‘Till nothings left of me
‘Cuz God is my rod
Shame’s charged on my enemies
Fight for my life
Fight for His name
I fight for lost time and I fight to stay sane
I fight to write rhymes and I fight off the pain
I fight off the lies and I fight off the stress
I fight to chastise the desires of the flesh
I site the shiest eyes that arise in the mess
I press just to press, lift my hands in the air
For my love they are my adversaries, give myself to prayer
I fight to keep from crawling
Still surviving the brawling
‘Cuz Satan’s sending me enemies to keep me from my calling
God it’s hard, seems like everybody’s a tool
They sit and speak to me and treat me as if I were a fool but…

I’m going to fight for my life
Fight for His name
Fight for my right to bring Christ in the game
It’s a battle for lost souls
Bullets blow
Barrels singing
It’s a war between the kingdoms got to go out swinging Got to brawl ‘til the death of me
‘Till nothings left of me
‘Cuz God is my rod
Shame’s charged on my enemies
Fight for my life
Fight for His name
Fight for my right to bring Christ in the game

{Verse2}
I fight with my might just to dent my bad temper
I fight in your will just to stay in the center
I fight to be still and to know that you’re God
To tell you the truth I’m mad anxious so waiting is hard
I fight to be content
Fight to pay insurance fight to pay my rent
Fight to feed and clothe my kids living cent to cent
I fight to read your word
Heard you prefer I read more
So I go to the promise store
Pray Matthew 6:25,26 34, Psalms 37, Psalms 11 not forgetting 64
I keep my eyes on the prize and I strive to be more
Be a free agent open and used by the Lord
We have to fight for our right just to get our portion
Fight to end all the tragedies and abortions
Fight to keep all our families from divorcing
Fight, we got to fight…
We’ve got to fight for our life
Fight for His name
Fight for our right to bring Christ in the game
It’s a battle for lost souls
Bullets blow
Barrels singing
It’s a war between the kingdoms got to go out swingin’
Got to brawl to the death of us
‘Till nothings left of us
‘Cuz God is our rod
He’s in charge yo we’ve got to bust
Fight for our life
Fight for His name
Fight for our right to bring Christ in the game

{Verse 3}
Let’s stop and think at the matters that stand at hand
What keeps a woman from being a woman, a man from being a man
It’s the culture
Demon legions feeding on the needy like a vulture
Satan sits around waiting seeing how he can sculpt ya’
Knowing you had it rough growing up, feeling stuck so he strokes ya’
Sits you on the sofa
Turn the TV on perverted seeds start to hold you
“got to live to look good got to live for yourself”
“got to live for the sex got to live for the wealth”
“got to live for the thrill just take a pill to kill everything else”
“and if you don’t like it just throw it away”
“ don’t like your marriage just throw it away”
“don’t like your parents then throw them away”
“don’t like your kids then throw them away”
Look at the wicked generation we’re raising today
My fellow Christians better pray and live by what the bible says
We’ve gotta fight for our life
Fight for His name
Fight for our right to bring Christ in the game
It’s a battle for lost souls
Bullets blow
Barrels singing
It’s a war between the kingdoms gotta go out swinging
Better brawl to the death of you
‘Till nothings left of you
‘Cuz God is your rod
He’s in charge is what I’m telling you
Fight for your life
Fight for His name
Fight for your right to bring Christ in the game

Don’t rationalize or compromise what you bring into your home
Because sin takes root in ground that’s unknown
Before you know it husband, wife and kids are alone
Embracing a temptation they can’t face on their own
You better fight
Get up pick your head up better stand up and fight
Get up pick your head up better stand up and fight
Get up pick your head up better stand up and fight
Don’t let the devil get the best of you and ruin your life…


Open doors

Written By: Diligence

Open Doors
Written by Chris “Diligence” DeJesus
2006

{Chorus}

Open up the gates open up the doors
Let the power of the spirit fall upon the saints of the Lord
Let our joy be renewed, let our peace be restored
Open up the gates open up the doors Lord

We humble our hearts Lord we seek your face
We need you to move in our midst Lord shake this place
Were your spirit is there is love and deliverance
So take what’s complacent and replace it with diligence
Set the poor on high because we have known your name
Those who wait upon the Lord shall not be ashamed
Give us the garments of praise and joy and take our pain
So your word will not return void, but accomplish its aim
No weapon formed against us shall prosper, this is our heritage
So give us break through in the church, breakthrough in our marriages
Breakthrough with our kids, breakthrough in our finances
Father in the name of Jesus heal all diseases
Let your power fall so when we call your glory meets us
We thank you in advance for the blessings Lord we’re grateful
Give us a steward’s heart so we remain faithful

Chorus

Unify the body take charge of the devil’s head tricks
Let the left and the right work together like (an) ambidextrous
Father help us to work for your glory not the check slips
Keep us mindful of sin less the flesh leave us breathless
Grieve your Holy Spirit and our foolishness infects us
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly
To make my path and take my past that’s smashed up from under me
Transform it to a surprise so it arrives very punctually
Make my leftovers a gourmet buffet to feed others
Teach lessons from stress so I can counsel the rest of my brothers
Faith is a journey some Christians have yet to discover
As you leave your comfort zones alone His wonders are uncovered
To be a practitioner is what makes listeners alive
So I leave you with Jude 21: 24-25
Father by your will answer this prayer so it arrives
To the glory of your name so they can see with their eyes
You are supreme Elohim Erkomkanna Adonai

Purpose in Pain

Written By: Diligence

Purpose In Pain
Written by Chris “Diligence” DeJesus
2006

Lord I was like eight when I first tried to talk with you
Didn’t understand why my life was hard and my heart dissed you
And when my grand mom died the only joy that I had inside turned to scar tissue
And it was down hill from there
Remember as I stared in the air
Hoping that you would hear my prayers
Wondering if you were real and why I feel despair
Then I heard your story
Learned how you died for me
And the seeds were planted in my heart that would never leave
So as the years added on with all there tragedies
I found myself by myself forced to believe
With no shoulder to cry on
My parents wouldn’t listen
No one to rely on
My family was missing
But you ordained this for your purpose and your plans
You made me feel the strain of pain so I can pray to understand
You made me face and fight my giants so you could shape me into a man
And the battles grew rough
And the valleys got tough
I couldn’t take no more and I was about to give up
I held the gun to my head and was about to buck
But all of a sudden father God I felt your touch
And you said…

Chorus
I’ve got purpose in your pain
I’ve got purpose in your pain
I’ve got purpose in your pain
Even though it hurts I’ll bring sunshine out of rain
If you seek my love you’ll find my love
I will never change
My child, I have purpose in your pain

(The Lord)
To all the people and children wondering why they are here
Filled with hate and confusion bad memories and fear
I’m near when you cry and I see all your tears
To all the marriages that struggle with hurt and unforgivness
Miscommunication where stone walls are the thickest
To all the poor, to all the people that are in prison
To all the sick, to everyone’s bad decisions
I will move heaven and earth just to make you believe
I wait eagerly here just to provide all your needs
But you shut down your heart and won’t give me the keys
Even though I knock daily and ask you please
All you have to do is ask and I will show you my plans
I’ll stay here to embrace you and take you by the hand
Show you everything you question and don’t understand
Even though you have unbelief
Even though you tell me I don’t love you because I cause you grief…
Chorus

(The Lord)
“It’s in the storms that you see who you are
It’s in the storms that you see who I am “

(Me)
“But Lord I’m a simple man, I don’t understand how can I be saved?
How can you save me from the depths of my grave
When I’m so wicked and depraved?
All the lies that I told, all the schemes that I made,
All the money that I stole, all the choices that I made?”

(The Lord)
“My child don’t be dismayed, your price has been paid
That’s why I came to this earth, so I can feel your pain
They beat me, they battered me, they cursed my name
But if you repent of your sins, I’ll be faithful to cleanse
And then the deepest part of your heart will start to mend
If you come to me I’ll turn your failures to success
If you trust me I’ll show you I want your best
If you tired and weary then I’ll give you rest
If you’re ready and willing then I’ll take your stress
Just confess and believe in me and you’ll be blessed
Just confess and believe in me and believe me and trust me you’ll be blessed
I’ve got purpose in your pain, I’ve got purpose in your pain
Even though it hurts I’ll bring sunshine out of rain
You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain
You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain
Just seek my face and I’ll make your life change
Just seek my face and I’ll make your life change
I’ve got purpose, I’ve got purpose in your pain”

Discography

"The Heart of the Battle" 2006-2007

Set List

-Fight-
-Fragmented-
-Purpose in pain-
-64 bars-
-Open doors-
-Worthy is da Lamb-
-Struggles-
-With out love-
-Realize-
-Final analysis-
-Militant minded-
-Da heat of war-
-Full Armor-
-Da gates of hell-
-Mouth & tongue-
My sets range anywhere from 1/2 an hour to 1 hour 1/2 it depends on how God wants to use me.