He is risen! He is risen indeed!  The resurrection of Jesus, which we celebrate on Easter, is such a cornerstone of our faith, that there are tons and tons of great songs still being written and rewritten about it.

Bill and Gloria Gaither wrote a song called “Because He Lives” back in 1971 that is still popular all these many years later.  You can listen to one of the many recordings of the Gaithers doing the song here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpwQO3ckqNI

or for you young folks … how about David Crowder’s version?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qtcqwYO2E4

Then last year in 2014, a big group of songwriters got together and wrote a new version of the song. Ever heard of some of these folks:  Chris Tomlin | Daniel Carson | Ed Cash | Gloria Gaither | Jason Ingram | Matt Maher | William J. Gaither

So take a listen to this one and learn it.  We will play it with the full band on April 5th, Easter Sunday 2015.

You can watch the studio version with lyrics here:

and you can watch a cool acoustic piano version here:

and here are the words:

Because He Lives (Amen)

I believe in the Son
I believe in the Risen One
I believe I overcome
By the power of His blood

Amen amen! I’m alive I’m alive because He lives
Amen amen! Let my song join the one that never ends
Because He lives

I was dead in the grave
I was covered in sin and shame
I heard mercy call my name
He rolled the stone away

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives ev’ry fear is gone
I know He holds my life
My future in His hand

Words & Music by Chris Tomlin | Daniel Carson | Ed Cash | Gloria Gaither | Jason Ingram | Matt Maher | William J. Gaither © 2014

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