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Published on Aug 22, 2007
A Rap about the Confessions of St. Augustine. Writen and performed by Christ "MCG" Gehrz...with some help from puppets.
Now Augustine of Hippo dropped in three and fitty-four Constantine had gone Nicene almost thirty years before But Auggie grew up hatin' on the prayin' See his momma was a Christian, but his daddy was a pagan
On the mean streets of Thagaste, A-Dawg's on a tear They call him Del Monte 'cause he's gotta have the pear Didn't even taste it but he's grinnin' See, it's not about the Benjamins; it's all about the sinnin'
Yeah, and playa had his way wit all da ladies Until the girl said, "Boo, chill - we're gonna have a baby"
CHORUS: Oh, Augustine! (Or Augustine, Augustine) Augustine! (Yeah, he's lustin', he's lustin') Augustine! (But he's trustin', he's trustin') God made us for himself And our hearts'll find their rest in him
Went back to school in Carthage (the town the Romans flattened) And holla! He's a scholah at philosophy and Latin Told 'em all that "Cicero's da illest!" Some Manicheans told him, "Son, you don't know what ill is!"
"What's goin' down's a battle, good and evil warrin' The spiritual is admirable, the physical's abhorrent" He thought they'd give him answers that were hidden But when they said to give up sex, he said, "Oh no, you di'n't!"
Still, playa became a praya when he said "Give me chastity and continence, Lord... but not yet!"
Took a job in It'ly and read up on the Plat'nists Learned that evil's just the lack of good, and only good exists A man in Milan named Ambrose tried to reach him A. said, "I don't believe his words, but bro's da bomb at preachin'!"
Still he read the Holy Scripture and the picture started shiftin' He prayed to God to save him from himself but he kept driftin' Until he fell down weepin' at his knees He heard the voice of children singin' "Take up and read"
And playa read Paul's playa-hatin' epistle "Clothe yourself in Jesus Christ" hit him like a missile!