Zion

Zion

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Zion is here!!! A rap artist who's message is clear and easily understood. He has an urban style of tracks and delivery, bridging the gap between the church and the streets. Debut album "Let the TRUTH Be Known" available @ www.cdbaby.com "LET ME IN" available NOW!! in stores EVERYWHERE!!

Biography

The Biography of Zion

Zion (Harold Edwards Jr.) was born December 22, 1977 to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Edwards Sr. in Savannah, Ga. As an adolescent he began to stray away from the moral foundation that was instilled in him as a child. In 1994 Harold Edwards Sr. excepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior . The reality of his conversion affected Zion so greatly because his father was a man who had many vices in his life. And over a period of time the light of Christ that shined from his father's living began to convince Zion that Jesus indeed is real. In August 1996, after having a discussion about God at his grandmother's house, on his way home God convicted his heart. In his bedroom with his lights off, he knelt down on the side of his bed and asked Jesus to come into his heart and save him. His life has never been the same.

"In a time where apostasy and postmodernism views are raging, in a time where societies choice of music has become its primary source of direction, and in a time where religion, tradition, and success has become more dear to some than by any means necessary attempting to win the lost. Rises A Voice!"

In Zion's quest to serve and follow Christ, he through a personal witness of the Holy Spirit discovered that he had a call on his life to preach the Gospel. In July of 1997, he preached is initial sermon and was licensed into ministry. In October 2002 he began to minister as a solo artist. Since then God has enabled him to travel nationally teaching and ministering the word through gospel rap.

One of his greatest inspirations, other than his father who is now a pastor, is a gospel rap minister by the name of Jah Word. Jah Word has been like a big brother to him in this ministry. When Zion began his music ministry there is one thought that still echos in his mind that Jah said "never lose sight on the real focus, this is strictly ministry".

Zion passionate minister and an awesome gospel rap artist. His focus and desire is to win lost souls to Christ at any cost. He stands firm on the Word of God and has made a vow not to compromise on God.

Lyrics

Let Me In

Written By: Zion

Let Me In

Chorus:
We lost one generation, we’re losing another
You said you don’t like it, but who said you had to love it
What about these kids who dying in sin
To these churches and this industry, LET ME IN!!
Repeat Chorus
To these radio stations come on, LET ME IN!!

Verse:
Maybe it’s not good for business if this your reason listen
There is something called a mission that’s been God given
Different tasks but still our purpose the same to seek and save
That which is lost by preaching the name, JESUS
The Son of God who died for us all, but there’s some
Unless we bring it like this man they won’t listen at all
Are you saying just let these die and go to hell? Hell Nah
To the cross we bail just meet me there
This be the spot that marks the start for the revolution
I guess you can call it a movement cause we moving out
Like brigades laying our lives on the line
When your destiny is heaven you don’t mind dying at least for me, I’m soldier I pledge my allegiance
To Emanuel the only begotten son Jesus
This world is dying for answers perishing in its sin
Could it be I have the anecdote? Let Me In!!

Chorus

Verse:
It’s all political, that means once they’re convince that this music can make them the money
Then we’re in the door, until then remain faithful at heart
Cause in the scheme of things it’s all about Christ, we’re just playing our part
But it hurts it seems nobody cares about these kids in the ghetto who’s going to meet them there E 93 is there in constant rotation, but us who rap for Christ gets no support from our own stations, but then you say it’s time to reach the youth
Are you serious? And you wonder why I’m furious, this ain’t no game
You ain’t gon reach these thugs in the ghetto with Kirk and Mahalia, and day by day I’m more convinced that’s not your intent. So I proceed to open fire exposing you phonies
If you was about winning souls then this world would know me. This world is dying for answers perishing in sin I have the anecdote. Let Me In!!

Chorus

Verse:
Sometimes I wanna quit, feel like throwing in the towel
Cause opposition rains and I’m trapped in the showers
Despite the hell I face in and out of my day it’s seems evil arises even where I lay
But it won’t take me cause I’m more than a conqueror
I keep on running and hurdling despite my obstacles
This world is dying and I vow to die trying to revive them
This be the passionate mission of Zion
Thoughts of my passed sins got me gasping
Can I really each the masses I’m asking?
And it’s thru this here music that my voice is heard
And once it’s heard it delivers as long as it’s the word
A generation of babies is out there going crazy
Insanities gripping me watching them die daily
The radio waves are cursed promoting sin
It’s gonna take God to get me in for sure. Let Me In

Chorus

He Was There

Written By: Zion

He Was There

I thank you Lord cause I know you care
When my life was filled with pain and misery
I thought it wasn’t fair, You was there
All along you’ve been carrying me
From the pool of my sin you rescued me
And now I clearly see I need you, can’t make it with out you
Gotta tell this world about you, you’re not a man you should lie
So I do not have doubt you
JESUS you’re the reason I breathe I was blind but now I see
You set me free because of L-O-V-E
You were there when I couldn’t see ya
You were there when I couldn’t feel ya
You were there when I didn’t know ya
You was there when my life was a mess
You made me a success cause you’re the best and now I’m yours
Cause you live for me, you bleed for me, you died for me,
And on that third day you rose for me
When I called on your name you was right there
You saved my soul and now there’s no more fear

Chorus:
He was there for me
I cried for help and he was right there for me
(Repeat 4x)

Verse:
Footsteps drawing closer to death, sipping Hennessey
Awaking in cold sweats cause I could barely breathe
And when came to his will I didn’t regard
Rebellious heart no respect for God
It was the lust of my flesh that was constantly feeding me death
Worshipping idol gods like myself tell me what’s next
You had a plan for me when no one else would stand you stood for me
Captive in sin, How could you still love me?
My intercessor in the time of need
Worthy of death but the verdict read mercy, you were there
I love you Lord because you really care
Suffered the wrong for the right even though it wasn’t fair
My God I vow to serve you till the day I die, if you tarry
If not I’ll meet you in the sky, so don’t worry
Until that day I’ll be yelling Christ
I’m not ashamed of your name because you gave your life so I could reign

Repeat Chorus
Verse:
He was there when you should have died
They squeezed the trigger with intentions to kill but you’re still alive
The fire jumped off but the bullet didn’t escape
At night you have fantasies and memories standing at hell’s gates
Was you ready to face the master with the life that you live?
I don’t think so thank him for the mercy that he gives
You’ve been given another chance, with the devil you’ve danced
For too long prodigal son it’s time to come on home
He’s calling you and he loves you but the choice is yours
I don’t understand in your life of sin you stand poised
But let me tell you at the door of your heart he knock and awaits but the time comes
When he walks away so you better repent

Chorus

Product of Sin

Written By: Zion

Loose that woman and let her go from her sins woman and sin no more Jesus is the only way woman projects floors spiritual wars
Of God's glory mob stories of the woman whose been scared surely
Whose that woman losing control there's no friend for me in this world
So many men have been grim Lord in search of the truth
As Jesus Christ is the light a product of my youth of the sins that I fight with

Her life is a mess this is the product of sin already got three babies and she's pregnant again
tears rolling from her eyes it's so hard to fake it
looking down at their facing thinking how can I make it
left to be a single parent cause the fathers are gone
it's not to be because she didn't make'em alone
it's like the four cornered walls of life is smashin her in
ready to do what ever for sufficient ends
she has a beautiful body at the age of eighteen
decides to sell it for the exchange of green
You know what I mean
If you pay her right then you can do her
it's ashame what she'll do for that filthy lucre
have mercy my Lord
you feel you have to do what you have to do
that's why the Christ has anointed me to bring you the truth
listen honey you don't have to die I know you made mistakes
but who hasn't that's why we're save by grace

Chorus

Loose that woman and let her go from her sins now
Your free now sin no more
Loose that woman and let her go from her sins now
Your free now woman sin no more

I guess it's my time to apply everything I know
Roshida's is having a baby and it hurts for sho
even though she's made a mistake I have to show her love
forget the wrong that she's done she's still my blood
he without seen cast the first stone this is what I told myself
a fornicator like myself huh worthy of death
doing my own thing in the streets
could have been me tellin Sandra that I have a seed
Shida forgive for the ill feelings I showed towards you
as your big brother I just wanted the best for ya
but I know God never makes a mistake
and once that baby boy gets here for him I pray
in this world full of pain and greed when do we leave
the only way we make through we have to intercede
keep your head up and don't you cry forget the shame
heaven still smiles upon you in Jesus name

Chorus

To all the woman in this world raising kids alone
don't settle for less cause God's still on his throne
he'll be the father to them kids that they never had
don't let him run over you cause your kid needs a dad
claims he loves you with his lips but his actions a different
verbal abuse member he promised never to hit you
he said he'd pick up where others left off
baby but that's a lie you gotta break free it's time to try
it's true when I look at you they say love is blind
your terrified when he's high baby that's warning signs
get out while you have a chance before is to late
death comes unannounced could be your last day

Chorus

The Realiest Believer

Written By: Zion

This life in Christ is a blessing, but sometimes it gets hard
don't misunderstand my poetry I'm just sharing my heart
to be real, I feel have to express how you feel
so take a look at my emotions on a platter openly scattered
my heart is battered, because of what i've beheld
the church will compromise, and many will rise in Hell
who can you blame for this out come, it's clear to me
Satan exploits the weakness of man (Uh) known as greed
many ain't gone listen, but they'll learn a valuable lesson
I witness it daily (hah) spiritual convalescence
in due time they will recover but the method is slow
the blows given by the church it hurts and God knows
if it wasn't for grace tell me where would we be
A disaster looking for answers back in the streets
because of relationship now I'm equipped
to be the Realiest Believer you've ever seen
Witness this
Hook
Vow to be the realiest believer they've ever seen
until the day I leave they gone feel me
repeat 3x's

6"1, 165 with no fear in my eyes a born soldier
the first to bomb when we ride
screaming Christ my commander and chief
sometimes it's hard to explain this mission he has given to me
nevertheless, forget the stress, I just keep on steppin
be the first to taunt the enemy flashing my weapon
provoking him to battle forget the chit-chatter
I wanna see him panic, from spiritual automatic
I'm confident in battle because I've already read
besides, what's a war without a little blood shed
Jesus was the example, when he died on the cross
gave his blood to save the lost behold the cost we've been bought
until I leave, they gone to witness me
releasing spiritual ammunition freely
because of relationship now i'm equipped
to be the Realiest Believer they've ever seen
Witness this
Hook
Until we all are free the will of God is not accomplished
We gotta keep pressing because the devil wanna stop us
gotta reach back and pull our brothers out of the hurt
the example Jesus gave when he saved us from the dirt
walking captive but he saw fit to set us free
gave us grace to do the same, so why you looking at me
hit these streets and start fulfilling the will of your father
give it everything you got or don't even bother
we're in the time that you have to give one hundred for God
To be effective in this world that's so wounded and scared
sheep begot sheep, it's time to win these lost streets
his will is not fulfilled til we all are free
this is my attitude so I'm rushing
Straight to the gates of Hell
Lucifer I'm coming better bail
Vow to be the Realiest Believer you've ever seen
Jesus Christ reincarnated in me
Hook

Jesus Christ Is Lord

Written By: Zion

They hung him high streched him wide
he bled and died for you and I human sacrifice
I thank you Lord
You paid the price now this world has been freed
no longer bound to sin freed from slavery
through that blood you shed on Calvary
so generously I vow to shout your name with every breath that I breathe
no compromise some fantasize for fame to Hell with fame
I do what I do in Jesus name
like Jah Word this is strictly ministry
I know you money hungry brothers ain't feeling me
this world is perishing daily wrecking with pain
how you expect to give them hope if you don't give'em Jesus name
what's up with that it's an all out attack
keep the money and the fame give me the souls let me get that
I came in it for Christ I'll stay for Christ
brother a rhyme for Christ bro I'll die for Christ

Chorus

No compromise til the day that we die
from the depths of your heart
say it aloud with pride
Jesus Christ is Lord
Jesus Christ is Lord
Repeat

Say what you wanna to say cause I've been freed through his Holy Name
thanks to Christ I've been saved washed in the Blood of the Lamb
I know whose I am redeemed from the curse no longer damned
thank you Lord you paid the price for a dying world
beared the sins of every man, woman, boy, and girl
gave your life just so we could live
now we live to do your will what else could we give
surrender our lives as living sacrifices for Christ
He paid the price through his death I have life
I thank you Lord cause you did it all for me
acquitted by your blood freed from the penalty
so now I;m saved living my life for Christ until I die or raptured to the sky
fall or fly do or die who am I but a soldier on the front line
and I'm lit a short fuse something to be reckon with
buss and never miss

Chorus

In debt soley to Hell but Jesus paid the cost brought me out of darkness
and sent me back to win the lost
on a mission from heaven to set these captives free
telling this world of his goodness and what he's done for me
preaching the Gospel of Christ over these banging beats
causing revival to happen both in the church and the streets
letting my light shine bold before men they see the fruit bearing in my life
but give the glory to him Jesus Christ be the reason that I do what I do
Hell is real that's why I'm steady interceding for you
call on Jesus name and it's promise that you will be saved
but ain't no calling from Hell when your body's in the gave
cause when your spirit leaves that means it's judgement time
and if your names not written that mean in Hell you gon fry
so go ahead and bow down to the Lord Christ give him your life
and when the rapture comes you'll take a flight

Chorus

Discography

"Field Of Dreams" released 2005
"Let The Truth Be Known" released 2003

Set List

Zion has 30, 45, and 60 minute sets.