Personal Jesus
Depeche Mode Lyrics


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Reach out, touch faith

Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer

Take second best
Put me to the test
Things on your chest
You need to confess
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver

Reach out, touch faith
Reach out, touch faith

Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver

Reach out, touch faith

Your own personal Jesus

Reach out, touch faith
Reach out, touch faith
Reach out, touch faith
(Reach out, reach out)




Reach out, touch faith
Reach out and touch faith

Overall Meaning

Depeche Mode's song "Personal Jesus" has been interpreted in various ways by different people, but the most common interpretation of the song is that it's about the desperation and need for redemption. The lyrics "Your own personal Jesus, someone to hear your prayers, someone who cares" suggest the feeling of hopelessness and loneliness, which is a common feature of addiction and emotional distress. The line "Feeling unknown and you're all alone, flesh and bone by the telephone" further emphasize this need for connection and a higher power.


Moreover, there's an element of bargaining in the song, where the singer is willing to take "second-best" and confess their deepest thoughts to receive forgiveness and validation. The phrase "I'll make you a believer" suggests that the singer is convincing themselves and others to find comfort in a personal savior or a religious figure, however, it may also indicate the desire for control over others.


Overall, "Personal Jesus" is a brooding exploration of the human condition, examining the universal need for solace, forgiveness, and hope.


Line by Line Meaning

Reach out, touch faith
Believe in something beyond yourself and you will find hope and guidance.


Your own personal Jesus
Find your own unique path to spirituality, faith, and hope.


Someone to hear your prayers
You are not alone and someone is listening to you, even when it feels like no one is there.


Someone who cares
There are people who care about you and your struggles, even if you don't realize it.


Feeling unknown
You feel lost and uncertain about your place in the world.


And you're all alone
Even when surrounded by others, you feel disconnected and isolated from those around you.


Flesh and bone
You are a human being with physical and emotional needs that need to be met.


By the telephone
You are waiting for a life-changing call that may never come.


Lift up the receiver
Take action and actively seek out help and support.


I'll make you a believer
I can give you the faith, hope, and confidence you need to overcome challenges and obstacles.


Take second best
Settling for less than what you deserve or want in life.


Put me to the test
Challenge me to prove myself and my abilities.


Things on your chest
You have secrets or concerns that are weighing heavily on your mind and heart.


You need to confess
You need to be honest about what you are feeling and experiencing.


I will deliver
I will come through for you and help you find the solutions you need.


You know I'm a forgiver
I am willing to overlook mistakes and shortcomings, and offer compassion and support instead of judgment.




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Written by: Martin Gore

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@RadiationDay

Lyrics

Reach out and touch faith

Your own personal Orange Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Orange Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer

Take second best
Put me to the test
Things on your chest
You need to confess
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver

Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith

Your own personal Orange Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Orange Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver

Reach out and touch faith

Your own personal Orange Jesus

Reach out and touch faith Trump is love backwards



@crummybunny777

GUYS PRAY FOR SAM AND COLBY THEY BEEN DECEIVED BY DEMONS AND ARE IN DANGER THEY ARE YOUTUBERS❤


God wouldnt allow souls to be trapped on earth, its umbilical and never happened all souls belong to God, so you cant sell your soul to the devil❤

And not everyone is a child of God jesus said it himself youre of your father the devil and your desires are to do his will true children of God are the ones who have been born again spiritually and repented from sin❤

So many people say they love God, but most of them never repented from sin and have a personal relationship with him, and love isnt just a feeling love is doing❤


Familiar spirits are demons


well if I'm wrong I wasted nothing because I got peace and joy from him, but if you're wrong you wasted your entire life!! ❤️🎉 And demons love when people believe that lie that God doesn't exist and they love it when people don't know they are there ❤I copy n paste this everywhere❤


And no one talks about repentance, God will never lower his standards to be okay with your sins, sins is very serious in the eyes of God hes holy and righteous and it seperates us from him❤



Demons exist, and the devil comes to steal kill and destroy and uses people to do so❤


Btw telling the demon to stay doesnt do anything unless you have the holy spirit you arent safe.


People: okay please stay this is your place❤

Demon: okay
People: *leaves*

Demon: *Goes with them anyway*


Demons arent gonna make it obvious they are there so yeah.


Demons are fallen angels that uses the form of our passed away loved ones to make us believe ghost exist and the souls of the person we knew still remains here❤❤



Astrology is demonic before my relationship with God I would always do zodiac signs literally just a bunch of sins put into each one I bet if everyone was sinless zodiac signs wouldn't make sense and literally a cover up for demons❤



Hearts are deceitful above all things, listen to God❤

Depression can be a demon you may need deliverance❤

God said unless you're born again spiritually u will not enter the kingdom of heaven also God doesn't judge us by our good works he's judging us by our sins Gods standards are so high he's that HOLY saying oh my God is using Gods name in vain it's called blasphemy ❤


To get to heaven you must believe with all your heart that Jesus died and rose again paid full price for your sins repent and receive his Holy spirit.



YouTubers I recommend

Impact videos ministries

David diga Hernandez

IsaiahSaldivar

Mapalo

DLM christian lifestyle

Billy garham

Danial adams


Living waters

Mike Signorelli

Okay now pray this to be saved and to get to heaven pray out loud


Jesus I confess that you are my lord and savior
I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead I ask to receive your holy spirit and I repent of my sins with your help❤ by faith in your word I receive salvation now
Thank you for saving me! I am now reborn a christian a child of almighty God I am saved thank you Jesus! Be genuine when praying this

Watch videos on how to receive Gods holy spirit on YT

God creates Jesus redeems The holy spirit changes

Now our good deeds and works we think are good are like filthy rags in the eyes of God


Things to get rid of in your home


1sage
2dream catchers
3crystals
4crystal ball
5ouija board
6 tarot and angel cards
7religious statues
8demonic movies music or video games
9soul times items
10pornography



Now like a theif robbing a store, demons won't make it obvious they are there unless they have to.


Now know you can't save yourself Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life

You have insurance on your house if it ever caught on fire which rarely happens but when it comes to your soul, you play with it like you have forever to make your choice which you don't


150k+ people Die everyday and you never know when it may be you

God spent 9 months shaping and forming you before you were born but only 7 days on earth you're fearfully and wonderfully made beautiful in the eyes of God❤

Don't waste time Hearts are deceitful above all things ask God for wisdom and understanding we are just tiny humans with a 3 pound brain and our imaginations cannot go beyond what we already know❤


Your souls is so valuable both Satan and God want it but it's your choice who you will serve


You serve the devil when you
Lie
Hate
Blasphemy
Disobey
Lazy
Gossip
Gluttony
Wanting what others have cause what God has for you is for you he will never deliver your male to someone else's house
Hate
And unforgivness
And cussing murder and more

And once you die, you're locked with your choice of where you're spending eternity God doesn't care about you doing more good then bad cause he's not judging that God never said that's the way to heaven

So who's lying you or God? Be serious about this❤

God is holy and righteous God is love

So either you would play around because you don't believe hell exist or you don't believe you're going there but the bible makes it very clear


The path to destruction is wide and easy many are on it the path to eternal life is hard and nerrow very few find it and to get into heaven u can only enter through the nerrow gate❤

You dont have to wait until you die to know if youre going to heaven you can know right now 100% where youre going❤


Satan doesnt rule hell this is a myth when lucifer known as satan now became prideful and rebelled against God he took many angels with him Demons are fallen angels we live in a spirital and physical world so hell was made for punishment for satan and his angels and the reason why people go there is because they Align themsleves with the devil in SIN!

Sin separates us from God and the wages of sin is death if youre found guilty with one sin on judgment day you will not enter the kingdom of heaven so the thing is We us humans broken Gods law and jesus paid the fine! So the good news is you dont have to go to hell if you accept him as your lord and savior!

God offered us eternal life as a free gift and you receive it by faith! You dont have to work for it you dont have to pay all you have to do is receive it by faith❤


Don't expect Gods best when you always give him your least don't reject him anymore let him come in and change your life❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤



@crummybunny777

GUYS PRAY FOR SAM AND COLBY THEY BEEN DECEIVED BY DEMONS AND ARE IN DANGER THEY ARE YOUTUBERS❤


God wouldnt allow souls to be trapped on earth, its umbilical and never happened all souls belong to God, so you cant sell your soul to the devil❤

And not everyone is a child of God jesus said it himself youre of your father the devil and your desires are to do his will true children of God are the ones who have been born again spiritually and repented from sin❤

So many people say they love God, but most of them never repented from sin and have a personal relationship with him, and love isnt just a feeling love is doing❤


Familiar spirits are demons


well if I'm wrong I wasted nothing because I got peace and joy from him, but if you're wrong you wasted your entire life!! ❤️🎉 And demons love when people believe that lie that God doesn't exist and they love it when people don't know they are there ❤I copy n paste this everywhere❤


And no one talks about repentance, God will never lower his standards to be okay with your sins, sins is very serious in the eyes of God hes holy and righteous and it seperates us from him❤



Demons exist, and the devil comes to steal kill and destroy and uses people to do so❤


Btw telling the demon to stay doesnt do anything unless you have the holy spirit you arent safe.


People: okay please stay this is your place❤

Demon: okay
People: *leaves*

Demon: *Goes with them anyway*


Demons arent gonna make it obvious they are there so yeah.


Demons are fallen angels that uses the form of our passed away loved ones to make us believe ghost exist and the souls of the person we knew still remains here❤❤



Astrology is demonic before my relationship with God I would always do zodiac signs literally just a bunch of sins put into each one I bet if everyone was sinless zodiac signs wouldn't make sense and literally a cover up for demons❤



Hearts are deceitful above all things, listen to God❤

Depression can be a demon you may need deliverance❤

God said unless you're born again spiritually u will not enter the kingdom of heaven also God doesn't judge us by our good works he's judging us by our sins Gods standards are so high he's that HOLY saying oh my God is using Gods name in vain it's called blasphemy ❤


To get to heaven you must believe with all your heart that Jesus died and rose again paid full price for your sins repent and receive his Holy spirit.



YouTubers I recommend

Impact videos ministries

David diga Hernandez

IsaiahSaldivar

Mapalo

DLM christian lifestyle

Billy garham

Danial adams


Living waters

Mike Signorelli

Okay now pray this to be saved and to get to heaven pray out loud


Jesus I confess that you are my lord and savior
I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead I ask to receive your holy spirit and I repent of my sins with your help❤ by faith in your word I receive salvation now
Thank you for saving me! I am now reborn a christian a child of almighty God I am saved thank you Jesus! Be genuine when praying this

Watch videos on how to receive Gods holy spirit on YT

God creates Jesus redeems The holy spirit changes

Now our good deeds and works we think are good are like filthy rags in the eyes of God


Things to get rid of in your home


1sage
2dream catchers
3crystals
4crystal ball
5ouija board
6 tarot and angel cards
7religious statues
8demonic movies music or video games
9soul times items
10pornography



Now like a theif robbing a store, demons won't make it obvious they are there unless they have to.


Now know you can't save yourself Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life

You have insurance on your house if it ever caught on fire which rarely happens but when it comes to your soul, you play with it like you have forever to make your choice which you don't


150k+ people Die everyday and you never know when it may be you

God spent 9 months shaping and forming you before you were born but only 7 days on earth you're fearfully and wonderfully made beautiful in the eyes of God❤

Don't waste time Hearts are deceitful above all things ask God for wisdom and understanding we are just tiny humans with a 3 pound brain and our imaginations cannot go beyond what we already know❤


Your souls is so valuable both Satan and God want it but it's your choice who you will serve


You serve the devil when you
Lie
Hate
Blasphemy
Disobey
Lazy
Gossip
Gluttony
Wanting what others have cause what God has for you is for you he will never deliver your male to someone else's house
Hate
And unforgivness
And cussing murder and more

And once you die, you're locked with your choice of where you're spending eternity God doesn't care about you doing more good then bad cause he's not judging that God never said that's the way to heaven

So who's lying you or God? Be serious about this❤

God is holy and righteous God is love

So either you would play around because you don't believe hell exist or you don't believe you're going there but the bible makes it very clear


The path to destruction is wide and easy many are on it the path to eternal life is hard and nerrow very few find it and to get into heaven u can only enter through the nerrow gate❤

You dont have to wait until you die to know if youre going to heaven you can know right now 100% where youre going❤


Satan doesnt rule hell this is a myth when lucifer known as satan now became prideful and rebelled against God he took many angels with him Demons are fallen angels we live in a spirital and physical world so hell was made for punishment for satan and his angels and the reason why people go there is because they Align themsleves with the devil in SIN!

Sin separates us from God and the wages of sin is death if youre found guilty with one sin on judgment day you will not enter the kingdom of heaven so the thing is We us humans broken Gods law and jesus paid the fine! So the good news is you dont have to go to hell if you accept him as your lord and savior!

God offered us eternal life as a free gift and you receive it by faith! You dont have to work for it you dont have to pay all you have to do is receive it by faith❤


Don't expect Gods best when you always give him your least don't reject him anymore let him come in and change your life❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤



@crummybunny777

​@@labshotGUYS PRAY FOR SAM AND COLBY THEY BEEN DECEIVED BY DEMONS AND ARE IN DANGER THEY ARE YOUTUBERS❤


God wouldnt allow souls to be trapped on earth, its umbilical and never happened all souls belong to God, so you cant sell your soul to the devil❤

And not everyone is a child of God jesus said it himself youre of your father the devil and your desires are to do his will true children of God are the ones who have been born again spiritually and repented from sin❤

So many people say they love God, but most of them never repented from sin and have a personal relationship with him, and love isnt just a feeling love is doing❤


Familiar spirits are demons


well if I'm wrong I wasted nothing because I got peace and joy from him, but if you're wrong you wasted your entire life!! ❤️🎉 And demons love when people believe that lie that God doesn't exist and they love it when people don't know they are there ❤I copy n paste this everywhere❤


And no one talks about repentance, God will never lower his standards to be okay with your sins, sins is very serious in the eyes of God hes holy and righteous and it seperates us from him❤



Demons exist, and the devil comes to steal kill and destroy and uses people to do so❤


Btw telling the demon to stay doesnt do anything unless you have the holy spirit you arent safe.


People: okay please stay this is your place❤

Demon: okay
People: *leaves*

Demon: *Goes with them anyway*


Demons arent gonna make it obvious they are there so yeah.


Demons are fallen angels that uses the form of our passed away loved ones to make us believe ghost exist and the souls of the person we knew still remains here❤❤



Astrology is demonic before my relationship with God I would always do zodiac signs literally just a bunch of sins put into each one I bet if everyone was sinless zodiac signs wouldn't make sense and literally a cover up for demons❤



Hearts are deceitful above all things, listen to God❤

Depression can be a demon you may need deliverance❤

God said unless you're born again spiritually u will not enter the kingdom of heaven also God doesn't judge us by our good works he's judging us by our sins Gods standards are so high he's that HOLY saying oh my God is using Gods name in vain it's called blasphemy ❤


To get to heaven you must believe with all your heart that Jesus died and rose again paid full price for your sins repent and receive his Holy spirit.



YouTubers I recommend

Impact videos ministries

David diga Hernandez

IsaiahSaldivar

Mapalo

DLM christian lifestyle

Billy garham

Danial adams


Living waters

Mike Signorelli

Okay now pray this to be saved and to get to heaven pray out loud


Jesus I confess that you are my lord and savior
I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead I ask to receive your holy spirit and I repent of my sins with your help❤ by faith in your word I receive salvation now
Thank you for saving me! I am now reborn a christian a child of almighty God I am saved thank you Jesus! Be genuine when praying this

Watch videos on how to receive Gods holy spirit on YT

God creates Jesus redeems The holy spirit changes

Now our good deeds and works we think are good are like filthy rags in the eyes of God


Things to get rid of in your home


1sage
2dream catchers
3crystals
4crystal ball
5ouija board
6 tarot and angel cards
7religious statues
8demonic movies music or video games
9soul times items
10pornography



Now like a theif robbing a store, demons won't make it obvious they are there unless they have to.


Now know you can't save yourself Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life

You have insurance on your house if it ever caught on fire which rarely happens but when it comes to your soul, you play with it like you have forever to make your choice which you don't


150k+ people Die everyday and you never know when it may be you

God spent 9 months shaping and forming you before you were born but only 7 days on earth you're fearfully and wonderfully made beautiful in the eyes of God❤

Don't waste time Hearts are deceitful above all things ask God for wisdom and understanding we are just tiny humans with a 3 pound brain and our imaginations cannot go beyond what we already know❤


Your souls is so valuable both Satan and God want it but it's your choice who you will serve


You serve the devil when you
Lie
Hate
Blasphemy
Disobey
Lazy
Gossip
Gluttony
Wanting what others have cause what God has for you is for you he will never deliver your male to someone else's house
Hate
And unforgivness
And cussing murder and more

And once you die, you're locked with your choice of where you're spending eternity God doesn't care about you doing more good then bad cause he's not judging that God never said that's the way to heaven

So who's lying you or God? Be serious about this❤

God is holy and righteous God is love

So either you would play around because you don't believe hell exist or you don't believe you're going there but the bible makes it very clear


The path to destruction is wide and easy many are on it the path to eternal life is hard and nerrow very few find it and to get into heaven u can only enter through the nerrow gate❤

You dont have to wait until you die to know if youre going to heaven you can know right now 100% where youre going❤


Satan doesnt rule hell this is a myth when lucifer known as satan now became prideful and rebelled against God he took many angels with him Demons are fallen angels we live in a spirital and physical world so hell was made for punishment for satan and his angels and the reason why people go there is because they Align themsleves with the devil in SIN!

Sin separates us from God and the wages of sin is death if youre found guilty with one sin on judgment day you will not enter the kingdom of heaven so the thing is We us humans broken Gods law and jesus paid the fine! So the good news is you dont have to go to hell if you accept him as your lord and savior!

God offered us eternal life as a free gift and you receive it by faith! You dont have to work for it you dont have to pay all you have to do is receive it by faith❤


Don't expect Gods best when you always give him your least don't reject him anymore let him come in and change your life❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤



@jerseyhidalgo7421

lyrics:

[Refrain]
Reach out and touch faith

[Chorus]
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

[Verse 1]
Feeling unknown and you're all alone
Flesh and bone by the telephone
Lift up the receiver, I'll make you a believer
Take second best, put me to the test
Things on your chest you need to confess
I will deliver, you know I'm a forgiver

[Refrain]
Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith

[Chorus]
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

[Interlude]

[Verse 2]
Feeling unknown and you're all alone
Flesh and bone by the telephone
Lift up the receiver, I'll make you a believer
I will deliver, you know I'm a forgiver

[Refrain]
Reach out and touch faith
Your own personal Jesus
Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith

[Interlude]

[Refrain]
Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith
(Reach out, reach out)
Reach out and touch faith



@Sergio_y_Lara

Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there
Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer
Take second best
Put me to the test
Things on your chest
You need to confess
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver
Reach out, touch faith
Reach out, touch faith
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there
Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver
Reach out, touch faith
Your own personal Jesus
Reach out, touch faith
Reach out, touch faith
Reach out, touch faith
(Reach out, reach out)
Reach out, touch faith
Reach out and touch faith



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@thejesuschrist

This my jam!

@billiebonja

Hey Jesus! Hello from Brazil! 🇧🇷

@ANDROLOMA

Didn't you died?

@LibrenoDMCA

Love thy neighbor, bro!

@VepsmedusA

Woah! It's Jesus himself! How's heaven?

@AlfredoJacome

@@billiebonja ha ha ...


God Bless

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Correct = can't add to that

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Johnny Cash even covered this.

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