Because He Lives

(Quite possibly my favorite hymn in the universe)

 

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives.
But greater still the calm assurance,
This child can face uncertain days because He lives.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

And then one day I’ll cross the river,
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain.
And then as death gives way to victory,
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone!
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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  1. Yep, this was my blog today too! He is alive!
    Happy Resurrection Sunday to you and your family Mary. 🙂

  2. I LOVE this hymn – to me it’s my “testimonial” song for lack of a better term.

  3. Amen!

  4. Mary, that one is my favorite too! Makes me tear up every time.

    He is risen, indeed! Happy Easter, my friend–

  5. “lift your glad voices” one that i love to sing every easter – and at every funeral of a believer. he is risen indeed!

  6. Now ya done it with the power of suggestion.
    I had to go over and dig out my Kristin Chenoweth _As I Am_ cd and play this song twice.
    It’s a goodun alright…..

  7. Me too – that hymn has held me up many a time.

  8. We sang this a cappella during the sermon today and then closed the service with it too. “He lives” has been on my mind all day and I am so blessed that He lives in me. Happy Easter!

  9. We suprised my grandma and went to her church for Easter and this was the last song we sang. It is one of my favorites and the words touch my soul.