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MC Jin Responds to Lin-sanity in New Song “Nick of Time”

( [email protected] ) Mar 07, 2012 02:30 PM EST
New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, whose exceptional performances on the basketball courts have stirred a global sensation, namely “Lin-sanity”, has also shown the world the image of an humble Christian when interviewed by the media, testifying of the important role that God plays in his life, giving God the glory and praise.
MC Jin

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, whose exceptional performances on the basketball courts have stirred a global sensation, namely “Lin-sanity”, has also shown the world the image of an humble Christian when interviewed by the media, testifying of the important role that God plays in his life, giving God the glory and praise.

While the Taiwanese-American Jeremy Lin, 23, received overflowing amount of encouragements from fellow believers, former BET 106 & Park rap contest winner and artist MC Jin (Au-Yeung Jin) recently came out with a new song titled “Nick of Time” after being moved by Lin’s story of faith and perseverance.

Jin said that about a year ago he read an article on Lin’s testimony of faith. Perhaps it was because the similarities between Lin and his own background at that time (both are Chinese-American and were searching in faith), he was especially touched. Soon after, Lin was drafted to play for the Golden State Warriors, and he thought of writing a song titled Warriors, but delayed in publishing because the contents needed to be further improved. Coincidentally, Lin was let go by the Warriors.

Jin said that seeing Lin continue on his journey to play for Houston Rockets and then to join the New York Knicks, he can honestly say that the work that God has done in this brother’s life has touched and inspired countless lives, including his own.

In his new song, Jin wishes to testify about the God, who Jeremy Lin and many others have experienced in their lives: “He always come thru in the nick of time.”

Lyrics to Nick of Time:

Yeah I been on my grind

reachin' for the top and You've been on my mind

they stready tryin' to stop my shine

but it's always been Yours its never been mine

You always come thru just in the nick of time

You come thru in the nick of time

You come thru in the nick of time

so I give it up to You everytime I shine

See this if life to me to you it's entertainment

its quite intricate and only I can explain it

to say I've come a long way would be an understatement

the moment of truth every single one is savored

chasing greatness not the pressure that it came with

far from picture perfect observe as I paint it

dealing with the games highs and lows

you win some you lose some yeah I suppose

but when the sweet smell of victory is by my nose

I see whats goin' on even when my eyes are closed

guarantee you're not stoppin' me or blockin' me

all I need is one shot promised you'll be shocked to see

the outcome I don't just play to win

everytime I lace up yeah I play for Him

doin' my all to make sure that Your glory is known

while they fighting for the title see the King on His throne

Yeah I been on my grind

reachin' for the top and You've been on my mind

they stready tryin' to stop my shine

but it's always been Yours its never been mine

You always come thru just in the nick of time

You come thru in the nick of time

You come thru in the nick of time

so I give it up to You everytime I shine

Yes I'm really here to serve You not just pretend to

with each setback I intend to

learn from experience and get better with time

no matter what I achieve none of the credit is mine

in the grand scheme of things You're the head of design

and in any circumstance You said I'll be fine

the ultimate play maker I follow Your lead

never find need to feed into these naysayers

who repeatedly told me that I would never make

You're probably testing me to see if I could take it

the bond between us they could never break it

all that You have given me I shall not forsake it

Your grace patience and all of Your love

which one don't I deserve it's all the above

where amazing happens I love this game

only one reason I'm playing and God is His name

Yeah I been on my grind

reachin' for the top and You've been on my mind

they stready tryin' to stop my shine

but it's always been Yours its never been mine

You always come thru just in the nick of time

You come thru in the nick of time

You come thru in the nick of time

so I give it up to You everytime I shine