J.May

J.May

BandHip Hop

With hip hop loops and live instruments overlaying his beats, J.May has a very raw feel. His lyrics are doctrinally sound and all centered around Christ. Songs like Conflict, I Will Wrestle, and The Cup, articulate New Testament concepts for the believer today.

Biography

J.May is a solo rap artist with a desire to live a lifestyle of wholehearted pursuit for Jesus. He is a seeker of the ways of God, longing to learn the truth of the Word and rightly articulate what God has disclosed. J.May holds to the truth that Jesus is the Christ among a culture that questions and denies Jesus’ divinity, and he is set for the defense of the gospel. He carries a burning desire to see an awakening in his generation and to be a living intercessor who delivers God’s heart to His people.

He was born in Martinsburg, WV, and later moved to Columbus, OH, where he attended World Harvest Bible College. From there he moved to Alabama with Eddie James Ministries (EJM) and headed up the dance team eXcaliber, where he stayed for 4 years. He currently lives in Kansas City, MO, gleaning from the teachings at the International House of Prayer (IHOP), and travels with EJM to churches and conferences around the nation. He is also privileged to be involved with Karen Wheaton and the Ramp and minister with their dance team, Chosen.

Lyrics

Conflict

Written By: J.May

Intro:
I look at your face, and remove the peripherals.
Lay aside every weight, burning the temporal.
And having eyes of faith, I embrace the invisible.
Set my face like flint, and bare my crucible.

Verse 1:

The Spirit fights the flesh and the flesh fights the Spirit
The Spirit says to die but the flesh don’t wanna hear it
From birth I was sent to be a seed in the earth
For a seed to bear fruit it’s gotta die in the dirt
Like Isaac I’m following my Father up the mountain of sacrifice laying down my life
As a willing and obedient soul taking myself into no consideration
Plant me in the earth and I’ll produce nations

Pre-Chorus:
The Lord’s death brought many sons to life
For a seed to bear fruit it’s first gotta die
You’re a seed, I’m a seed (4X)
I will embrace my mantle I will cling to my cross
To be found in You is all that I want
I will walk this road I will kiss this beam
To be found in You is all that I need

Hook:
There’s a conflict in my soul, There’s a conflict in my soul
I will not shrink back, I will not shrink back

There’s a conflict in my soul, There’s a conflict in my soul
I will not shrink back, I will not shrink back

Verse 2:
If you love this life then you will lose it
Fix your eyes on eternity and then just lose it
Judge yourself so you will not be judged
You don’t hate this life you better check what you love
Help me find the wisdom in self-denying
And give me that heart that embraces the dying
Whatever’s gain to me that I’ll count as loss
For the knowledge of You I embrace this cross

Pre-Chorus:

Hook:

Verse 3:
I look down the path forgotten it’s the road less traveled
That only disciples won’t abandon
And there you are at the top of every mountain the bottom of every valley
So i choose to die daily, follow hard in the Way of the Cross and I walk
No second guessing give myself fully to death and witness the resurrection
You’re the great reward, eternal weight of glory
You’re the joy set before me

Bridge:
For the joy, echo (4X)
I endure this cross, echo (2X)
I will embrace my mantle, echo, I will cling to my cross, echo (2X)
I will embrace my mantle, echo, I will cling to my cross and I will not shrink back (2X)

Hook:

The Cup

Written By: J.May

If there’s any way possible Father let this cup pass from Me, let it pass from Me
Nevertheless, not My will Your will be done
If there’s any way possible Father let this cup pass from Me, let it pass from Me
Nevertheless, not My will Your will be done

Hook 1:
My soul is deeply grieved remain here and keep watch with Me
Pray always that you may be counted worthy
Do not fear what you are about to suffer
Can you not keep watch with me for an hour, for an hour

Hook 2:
Are you able to drink, drink of this cup I drink
Are you able to partake, take of My suffering
He sweat He sweat, He sweat blood
He sweat He sweat, He sweat blood
Are you able to drink, drink of this cup I drink
Are you able to partake, take of My suffering
My flesh my flesh, my flesh is weak
But my spirit my spirit, my spirit is willing

Verse 1:
There’s a yes in your heart but before you start sit down and calculate the cost
The price of discipleship is giving it all along with persecutions
If they did it to Me they gonna do it to you
Now recognize what you prize in this life where’s your treasure at am I worth it to you
If you love son or daughter mother or father more than Me you don’t see Me worthy
And if you don’t take your cross and follow Me then your not worthy of Me
Are you willing you fellowship with Me in the Garden of Gethsemane
Will you keep watch with Me and sweat blood with Me
Will you join My intercession and partake of this cup come die with Me

Hook 1: (2X)

Hook 2:

Verse 2:
I’ve had enough of being a Pharisee and living on the fringes of a religious system and not knowing the Savior who loves me
I want to go deep and be one of the three though my flesh is weak
I say yes to Your invitation knowing that they hated You and they will hate me
But I trust in Your desire for me my spirit is willing I am yours come and have me For Your glory and for love I partake of Your cup

If there’s any way possible Father let this cup pass from me, let it pass from me (2X)
Nevertheless (I am not my own) Nevertheless (I’ve been bought with a price)
Nevertheless (I’ve been crucified with Christ) Not my will your will be done
Nevertheless (I live yet not I) Nevertheless (For it is Christ within me)
Nevertheless (I live by faith in the Son of God) Not my will Your will be done

I am dead, echo, My life is hid with Christ (3X)
I am not my own I’ve been bought with a price
For Your dominion, echo, For Your reign, echo
I partake of the cup for the glory of Your Name
For Your Kingdom, echo, For Your fame, echo
I partake of the cup for the glory of Your Name
For the glory of Your Name, echo (3X)
I partake of the cup for the glory of Your Name

I Will Wrestle

Written By: J.May

Intro:
I will wrestle, I will wrestle
I will wrestle like Jacob in the night
I will wrestle like Jacob in the middle of the night
I will wrestle like Jacob in the night
I will wrestle like Jacob in the middle of the night

Verse 1:
These fiery trials they prove my faith and I fight and I wrestle to maintain the place I’ve already attained
I won’t turn away in the night I’m still gonnna seek Your face in the hard times in the dark times
A battle is raging in my mind at all times You got me fixed in on every side and I’m pressing on
The testing of my faith develops perseverance everything I lose is gain I aint ashamed it’s all in Your Name
As I’m running ahead You’re burning everything behind me and I’m never looking back never turning back never running back
I’m running the race forget what’s passed
When men plot to break me and all forsake me
In every situation I seek Your face and I say no to bitterness unforgiveness
Make the love of Christ my business You’re the Faithful and True Witness
I will trust in You and there is nothing, nothing, nothing that can hinder me from You
You’re the air that I breathe just don’t hide Your face from me

Chorus:
God You’re my light and my life I will wrestle in the night
I take it by force and I’m pressing, I’m pressing forward
I fight with all of me I refuse to go silently
The Kingdom suffers violence and I’m gon fight violently
I’m pressing on I’m pressing on I’m pressing, pressing, pressing on
Like Jacob in the middle of the night, Like Jacob in the middle of the night
I’m pressing on I’m pressing on I’m pressing, pressing, pressing on
Like Jacob in the middle of the night

Verse 2:
My strength comes from the battle and I’ll fight ’til I get it right
‘Cus once approved under trial I receive the crown of life
There’s a battle on every side it’s a war behind and before
I’m in a strait and to stay straight I keep running straight for the Lord
It is with difficulty the righteous are saved I live conformed to His death and with Him I’m raised (raised)
Through tribulations I’m patiently waiting with no other reason but to be complete in my love for Jesus
I’m pressing into You I’m wrestling for You
And once I get a hold I will never let You go just keep me near
Everything else comes and goes but You are all that I hold dear and close
You’re the longing of my soul
I will trust in You and there is nothing, nothing, nothing that can hinder me from You
You’re the air that I breathe just don’t hide Your face from me

Chorus: (Repeat 2X)

Discography

Conflict EP