"'It truly means a lot to me that God would even lend me his songs,' he marvels.
Kirk Franklin notches his record-breaking seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, as "Just for Me" lifts 2-1 on the June 6-dated tally.
Franklin takes sole lead for the most leaders in the history of the chart, which launched in March 2005, passing James Fortune & FIYA and Tamela Mann, each with six No. 1s.
"Wow, I am truly humbled by this," Franklin told Billboard after receiving word of his new No. 1. "The fact that so many people would still support my music after all these years, it truly means a lot to me, [and] that God would even lend me his songs and that people would still find comfort in them. I truly appreciate this recognition, and I don't take it for granted at all. There are a lot of really dope artists out there, and that you allow me to be one of them means a lot."