Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I love the triumphal feeling of the hymn "He Arose." You wouldn't mind if I quoted some of it here, would you?

Up from the grave He Arose (He arose)
With a mighty triumph o'er his foes
He arose a victor from the Dark domain
And He lives forever with His Saints to reign

He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah, Christ arose!

Hallelujah, indeed! I'm bursting with happiness right now, which is odd because I'm writing this post in advance.

Well, I have music for just about everything, and Easter is no exception.

Petra - He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

He Came, He Saw, He Conquered
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Genesis 3:15, Matthew 28:6, John 20:19, Revelation 6:2

He came alone into the battle
He knew nobody else could face His foe
He left His throne, He left His glory
He knew nobody else could ever go
He called the bluff, He took the challenge
He came into this world to seek and save
No one could know, no one could fathom
The way to win was only through the grave
They laid Him in His tomb
They thought they'd sealed His doom
But He rose He rose!

He came, He saw, He conquered death and hell
He came, He saw, He is alive and well
He was, He is, and only He forgives
He died, He rose, He lives
He came, He saw, He conquered!

The doors were locked, they heard Him knocking
They were afraid they would be taken, too
Familiar voice said, "Come and follow"
Come and see the things the Lord can do
They went to where He lay
The stone was rolled away
He rose He rose!

He came into this world
He saw humanity
He heard the SOS
He met the enemy
The enemy was conquered
The enemy was conquered!

Lyrics from

~ Wide Open! Wide Open
They nailed His arms wide open
After three days, in a cold grave
The power of sin was broken
Now with outstretched arms, He welcomes in
Everyone who trusts in Him!
His nail-scarred hands hold heaven's gates wide open! ~
-Newsong, "Wide Open"

Happy Easter!
How many Resurrection Sundays have you had?

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