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I Am Born To Preach The Gospel by Washington Phillips

I Am Born To Preach the Gospel - Washington Phillips, Self-accompanied on Phonoharp and Celestaphone.

SPOKEN: Subject of this song is "I am born to preach the Gospel and I sure do love my job.".

REFRAIN: I am born to preach the Gospel
I am born to preach the Gospel
I am born to preach the Gospel
And I sure do love my job

I haven't never been to no college
And I didn't get a chance in school
But when Jesus Christ anointed me to preach the Gospel
He sure didn't leave me no fool, oh yes,

REFRAIN: I am born to preach the Gospel
I am born to preach the Gospel
I am born to preach the Gospel
And I sure do love my job

Well, we have a-lots of educated preachers
That's fixed up in their head
And got their hearts unfixed with God
And walkin' around, spiritual' dead, oh yes,

REFRAIN: I am born to preach the Gospel
I am born to preach-a the Gospel
I am born to preach the Gospel
And I sure do love my job

Well, you take old Nicodemus
Well, they made him out a ruler to rule
But he went by night to meet Jesus
And he found himself an educated fool, oh yes,

REFRAIN: I am born to preach the Gospel
I am born to preach the Gospel
I am born to preach the Gospel
And I sure do love my job

Oh, preachers ought to stand together
But you see, yourself, they have split
Now all the churches is a-needin' right now
Is a regenerated pulpit, oh yes,

REFRAIN: I am born to preach the Gospel
I am born to preach-a the Gospel
I am born to preach the Gospel
And I sure do love my job, oh yes,

REFRAIN: I am born to preach the Gospel
I am born to preach-a the Gospel
I am born to preach the Gospel
And I sure do love my job