Franklin, Kirk - Before I Die Lyrics




Brothers and sisters
I'm feelin' real good cuz it ain't over
Right before I die I gotta live

Live out my dreams
so I can be what He planned for me
not just for me but so they can see
much more of Him and less of
right before I die I gotta

Love my enemies, forgive the past
and set 'em free so I can free
free up the things
every blessing God has for me
see it's for me, not just for you
I had to learn from what I've been through
I can't go through that way again
be hurt by you that way again
It's not the end

[Chorus:]
I used to be afraid to die
I used to be afraid to try
cause I was too afraid of knowing
what failing looked like
but the son came to give me life
now I feel like I can touch the sky
I'm ready if you're ready
Get up and live right now, right now, right now
right now, right now, right now, right now
Get up and live right now, right now, right now
right now, right now, right now, right now
right now, right now, right now, right now

Right before I die I gotta

Change
change how I think
change how I speak
I'm not the same
so when I speak
you don't hear the pain
no longer weak
with no one to
right before I die I gotta

Become more like you
take up my cross
to count the cost
cause I was lost
that's why I praise you
you're the only God
I don't know what they do

But I know...

[Chorus]

So the next time you think of me
and you wonder where I would be
without each blessing that helped me to see
life is much more than things
and how you live is more than how you sing
when I die what did I really mean, I mean,

Say what? Say what now?
As we proceed, to give you what you need
somebody, anybody, everybody, scream

[Chorus]

Lord have mercy
I told you it ain't over for you
I see you livin'
I see you makin' it
Right before I live I have to die.





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  1. Corey Yooo

    God bless this is the song y’all

  2. MamiRicaaaa

    Kirk a fool with this one.....dangggg👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑killa composer DMV STANDS TALL GOGO FLOW!!!!!

  3. Alexis Jackson

    This is one of my favorite Kirk Franklin songs

  4. Little Liyah

    Love this song so much me and my church danced to this and I’ve been dancing to every time cuz it’s very true

    MamiRicaaaa

    wish I found this earlier

  5. Darius F

    Nothing like that DC sound.. cant hide. it. This joint crank!

  6. DJ Johnson

    my mom listened to this song everday on her ride to work church in the morning doing hair ect before she was killed

    Mind Yours

    Oh my, DJ. I am so sorry that you had to go through that. May your Mom rest peacefully, and I hope that she can see you living your life and honoring her with each step that you take. Keep your head up. You are a survivor. You are still here, and your mother lives on through you. I hope your heart will heal and that you will be surrounded by people who are healers and protectors.

    DJ Johnson

    Mind Yours thanks 🙏 so much

  7. Laila Motes

    Best song ever

  8. Jasmin Smith

    This beat alone gets me pumped up for work every morning

  9. Darion Parker

    I used to be afraid to die I used to be afraid to try XO I'm ready if you're ready 🙌🏾 -Darion

  10. Lavern Williams

    🔥 🔥 🔥

  11. Sylvia Johnson

    My little sister Is praise dancer to this song

  12. Katelyn Brown

    I'm at work rn , Asked the LORD to give me a song to sing, and this part of the song came 2 me...  
    So the next time you think of me
    And you wonder where would I be
    Without each blessing that helped me to see
    Life is much more than things
    And how you live is more than how you sing
    When I die what did I really mean, I mean...

    Had to come find it and blast it on break 😊😊😍⚡

  13. Glitterishes toybox

    Get your praise on

  14. Carol-Lorie Smith

    🔥🔥🔥

  15. LGKids

    Your the only God, I don't know what they do....The song couldn't ended right there on that line....God is all! Peace!

  16. Romans 12:21 Psalm 73:21-28.

    Get up live and live right now.

  17. joabe vasconcelos

    The biggest problem not only of Kirk, which I really like, musically speaking, as well as most of the American black worship leaders, is that they have become a kind of entertainers, extremely well produced tracks full of collages and editing, which obviously does not let us quiet the soul to a real climate of worship and praise ....

  18. Second Acc

    Brothers and sisters
    I'm feelin' real good 'cause it ain't over
    Right before I die I gotta live

    Live out my dreams
    So I can be what He planned for me
    Not just for me but so they can see
    Much more of Him and less of
    (Right before I die I gotta)

    Love my enemies, forgive the past
    And set 'em free so I can free
    Free up the things
    Every blessing God has for me

    See it's for me, not just for you
    I had to learn from what I've been through
    I can't go through that way again
    Be hurt by you that way again
    It's not the end

    I used to be afraid to die
    I used to be afraid to try
    'Cause I was too afraid of knowing
    What failing looked like

    But the sun came to give me life
    Now I feel like I can touch the sky
    I'm ready if you're ready

    Get up and live (Right now..)
    Get up and live (Right now..)

    (Right before I die I gotta)
    Change, change how I think
    Change how I speak I'm not the same
    So when I speak
    You don't hear the pain
    No longer weak with no one to

    (Right before I die I gotta)
    Become more like you
    Take up my cross
    To count the cost 'cause I was lost
    That's why I praise you (You're the only God)
    I don't know what they do

    I used to be afraid to die
    I used to be afraid to try
    'Cause I was too afraid of knowing
    What failing looked like

    But the sun came to give me life
    Now I feel like I can touch the sky
    I'm ready if you're ready

    Right now (Get up and live)
    Right now

    So the next time you think of me
    And you wonder where would I be
    Without each blessing that helped me to see
    Life is much more than things
    And how you live is more than how you sing
    When I die what did I really mean, I mean

    Say what now? Say what? Say what now?
    As we proceed, to give you what you need
    Somebody, anybody, everybody, scream

    I used to be afraid to die
    I used to be afraid to try
    'Cause I was too afraid of knowing
    What failing looked like
    But the sun came to give me life
    Now I feel like I can touch the sky
    I'm ready if you're ready

    Right now (Get up and live)
    Right now
    Let's go

    Lord have mercy
    I told you it ain't over for you
    I see you livin'
    I see you makin' it, but you all
    Right before I live I have to die

  19. Second Acc

    Brothers and sisters
    I'm feelin' real good 'cause it ain't over
    Right before I die I gotta lives

    Live out my dreams
    So I can be what He planned for me
    Not just for me but so they can see
    Much more of Him and less of
    Right before I die I gotta
    Love my enemies, forgive the past
    And set 'em free so I can free
    Free up the things
    Every blessing God has for me
    See it's for me, not just for you
    I had to learn from what I've been through
    I can't go through that way again
    Be hurt by you that way again
    It's not the end
    I used to be afraid to die
    I used to be afraid to try
    'Cause I was too afraid of knowing
    What failing looked like
    But the sun came to give me life
    Now I feel like I can touch the sky
    I'm ready if you're ready
    Get up and live
    Right now
    Get up and live
    Right now
    Right before I die I gotta
    Change, change how I think
    Change how I speak I'm not the same
    So when I speak
    You don't hear the pain
    No longer weak with no one to
    Right before I die I gotta
    Become more like you
    Take up my cross
    To count the cost 'cause I was lost
    That's why I praise you
    You're the only God
    I don't know what they do
    I used to be afraid to die
    I used to be afraid to try
    'Cause I was too afraid of knowing
    What failing looked like
    But the sun came to give me life
    Now I feel like I can touch the sky
    I'm ready if you're ready
    Right now
    Get up and live
    Right now
    So the next time you think of me
    And you wonder where would I be
    Without each blessing that helped me to see
    Life is much more than things
    And how you live is more than how you sing
    When I die what did I really mean, I mean
    Say what now? Say what? Say what now?
    As we proceed, to give you what you need
    Somebody, anybody, everybody, scream
    I used to be afraid to die
    I used to be afraid to try
    'Cause I was too afraid of knowing
    What failing looked like
    But the sun came to give me life
    Now I feel like I can touch the sky
    I'm ready if you're ready
    Right now
    Get up and live
    Right now
    Let's go
    Lord have mercy
    I told you it ain't over for you
    I see you livin'
    I see you makin' it, but you all
    Right before I live I have to die

  20. Unkown Intellect

    Sung this at my graduation🎓 😊

    vavavoomsp1

    Congratulations

  21. Olaitan Light Balogun

    Uplifting.

  22. Isaac R.

    Glory be to God

  23. hulio papi

    kirk and his choir were really musical geniuses they made praising God so enjoyable praise God!

  24. Beatrice Willert

    Thank you so much for music like this that lifts your spirits and listening to this you can't help but love Jesus even more

  25. Illianna Mack

    My highschool show choir did this song. Its a big favorite 💗💗

  26. Queen_PYT

    I love this song ♥️

  27. MICHAEL GAINES

    Hey gays or girls you should listen to this song when you are fealing bad about something you did in the past

  28. DEMETRIUS HARDY

    This is an awesome song!!!

  29. Elijah Kelley

    Before I Die By Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin And Die By Rapper Beanie Sigel Seek Game

  30. Tatiyona Mcneal

    I love you Kirk Franklin much prayer for your choir and next album $$$ ™

  31. Yvonne Holmes

    I love this song so much I had to

  32. Dianna Bogue

    I Need god in my life

  33. BIG SEXXY77

    Love this Joint!!! 👍🏽

  34. Jill Nunemaker

    I heard this song for the 1st time at my niece's husband's funeral. It was one of his favorite songs. The Lord is using it to encourage me too.

    leah augustine

    Jill Nunemaker may he rest in peace

    Sylvia Johnson

    So sweet sorry for your lost

  35. Akesha Lawrence

    my little girl sing this around the house 👐👐

    Sylvia Johnson

    Hahahahaha so sweet

  36. Akesha Lawrence

    love this song thanks for the word kirk franklin

  37. Nicole Marshall

    in my caculus class waiting for my test and im blasting this song in my headphones. got me hype!

    Dee Marie

    Nicole Marshall oh Chile. C-a-l-c-u-l-u-s

  38. Janice Dunbar

    Right Now Your Voice

  39. Janice Dunbar

    Before I Die

  40. 1911 Howard U.

    Love My Enemies Forgive The Past And Set Them Free So I Can free Up The Things Every Blessing  God Has For Me See Its For Me Not Just For You...Speechless!!!

    Mickayla Venable

    1911 Howard U. I like this song so much

  41. Gillian Davis

    repeat, repeat, repeat

  42. Jaiden Harmony

    i love it!!!💯💯💯

  43. Rosa Geraldino

    I love this song this is my 20 time hearing it and I am 9 years old

  44. missladyzee44

    Nevaeh Keith, I've always wanted to praise dance with Kirk Franklin. I am just hearing this song for the 2nd time. #loveit #lovehim

  45. Heaven

    My friends and I made a praise dance to this song! I love it so much

  46. Ms. Monshay Don't play

    I'm so in love with this song I can't even finish doing my hair

    Mickayla Venable

    You so 😆😆😆😆😆

    Izzy Bang

    Ms. Monshay Don't play LOL!

    Kosuke Ueki

    hahhahaha

  47. Suga Tee

    Blessed!

  48. Alison Henrique

    TOOOOOOP

  49. Dana Lewis

    Love this song its really a blessing to hear should of bee more views!!!!!!!!!

    DeAsia Brown

    love this song too

  50. adde s

    Right down

  51. adde s

    Right down

    king Boss

    right now

    king Boss

    right now

  52. adde s

    Right now

  53. Janae ́ Nicole

    I think that Kirk Franklin is amazing! Thanks, your songs are amazing!

  54. Anoh Sarah

    it's the truth this song: BEFORE I DIE. thanks JESUS

  55. Life Of Cee !

    love this .... not afraid too die cuz i know whose their for me

  56. Anthony Dominguez

    Starting my Sunday right!

  57. favour okere

    i played this song in my
    church

  58. Leo Furlow

    kirk is blessed by god

  59. William

    Vdecker368 u spell Kirk wrong

  60. Justin Lee

    i love jesus

  61. Grace Musyoka

    Kirk is anointed and Talented!!!!!!! Wow

  62. #BeatByJynx

    This is one of the best songs he's ever put out

  63. Alexis James

    I luv GOD

  64. Sam Kelsey

    it should millions of views people these days need to there head right

  65. Anika-Michiko Allen

    He must of came to my home town because I definitely hear gogo! woo! you go kirk! =D

    Key t

    Anika-Michiko Allen I thought it was just me. he's definitely showing DC some love right now lol

    MamiRicaaaa

    man I just found this Tcb energy

  66. Sherrie Ellis

    Don't start nothing lively wont be nothing getting ready to get a praise break started . Yes God is truly good all day every day.

  67. ashley smith

    i looooove this song!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. dsoul27

    They sang this in church yesterday... Boy was it live, great encouraging song..

  69. jacquline tolbert

    Wah u mean yo music???

  70. Leticia Tawane

    I love my music

  71. D9DaProgrammer

    Keep the message coming, god is truly good

  72. Rodney Chambers

    I love GOD

  73. BabyT123B

    THE BEST

  74. Katrina Schwarz

    I can't go through that way again, be hurt by you that way again.

    Not just for me, but so they can see!

  75. Courtney Emon

    He performed this at #TheFearlessTour It Was AMAZING If You Havent Seen Kirk In Concert... OMG IT WAS ALL OF THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS

  76. RealLife Bree

    I love the chrous amen!

  77. kenneth bunkley

    this one truly man of god rite here

  78. Shoy Lewis

    wow!!!!!!!!!

  79. Sunneth Lawrence

    Beautiful song, love the lyrics. Singing this song for my school's Christmas mass, wish me luck :D.

  80. misssharmane

    love love love this! :)

  81. Alisia Smith

    Love this!!! I'm using it as my Zumba warm up song!!!

  82. Mrceddy88

    GO-GO Gospel! so dope!!

  83. lazon9ja

    the beat of this song is so tight!!

  84. Isaac Artis

    i love it amen

  85. triceybop

    Loving this!!!!

  86. Tamaus Williams

    Get up and LIVE!!!!!! This song is awesome!!!

  87. MrTahoeman8

    i love his whole CD it has so much meaning but this has to be on of my favorite song off it.

  88. EmmanuelPierrePortraits

    Favorite Kirk Franklin Song!

  89. Thiago Ruiz

    Amazing

  90. LadyB TV

    This song just make you want to "Get Crunk" I Absolutely <3 <3 <3 this song!!!!!!!!

  91. purplesilverplatinum

    This is my jam!!!! I get so hype when I hear this!! :D

  92. aj parker

    this is what you get wen you put DC go-go with Gosple

  93. Nyrie Stallworth

    LOVING THIS SONG TO THE FULLEST!! It gives me such joy and hope... :)

  94. Tika White

    Off the chain with this one!!!! Get it KIRK