Wednesday, June 2, 2010

He's Alive


Yesterday afternoon while I was washing some dishes the chorus of this song popped into my head. I hadn't heard it in a long time, so I'm not sure why it just came to me like that. I just closed my eyes and had a little worship time right there. I thought you all might enjoy hearing it so here you go! :-)

He's Alive

The gates and doors were barred and all the windows fastened down;
I spent the night in sleeplessness and rose at every sound
Half in hopeless sorrow and half in fear the dayWould find the soldiers breakin' thru to drag us all away

And just before the sunrise I heard something at the wall
The gate began to rattle and a voice began to call;
I hurried to the window and looked down into the street
Expecting swords and torches and the sounds of soldier's feet

There was no one there but Mary so I went down to let her in;
John stood there beside me as she'd told us where she'd been.
She said "They moved Him in the night and none of us knows where;
The stone's been rolled away and now His body isn't there!"

We both ran t'ward the garden, then John ran on ahead;
We found the stone and empty tomb just the way that Mary said.
But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in was just an empty shell;
And who or where they'd taken Him was more than I could tell.

Well, something strange had happened there,
but just what I didn't know;
John believed a miracle but I just turned to go.
Circumstance and speculation couldn't lift me very high
'Cause I'd seen them crucify Him, then I saw Him die.

Back inside the house again the guilt and anguish came;
Everything I'd promised Him just added to my shame.
When at last it came to choices, I denied I knew His name;
And even if He was alive, it wouldn't be the same

But suddenly the air was filled with a strange and sweet perfume;
Light that came from everywhere drove shadows from the room.
Jesus stood before me with His arms held open wide;
And I fell down on my knees, and just clung to Him and cried.

He raised me to my feet and as I looked into His eyes,
Love was shining out from Him like sunlight in the skies
Guilt in my confusion disappeared in sweet release
And every fear I'd ever had just melted into peace

CHORUS
He's alive! He's alive, He's alive and I'm forgiven!
Heaven's gates are open wide:
He's alive, He's alive, oh He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive, He's alive, hallelujah He's alive

Have a blessed day!

6 comments:

Laura said...

Wonderful song Brittany!!
Thank you for posting it! :)
Hope you are having a blessed day!
Laura

LadySnow said...

Thank you for sharing this!

Brad said...

that's a good song.

BTW, I really like how you did the opening picture for your blog, that's so neat!

Rachel said...

Hi Brittany - thanks for checking out my blog. I like this song a lot...it's an oldie, but I immediately recognized it. God bless you!

Andrea Nicole said...

Brittany, thank so much for following my blog! I had never heard that song before. those are wonderful lyrics!
God Bless,
Andrea

Abby said...

That's a beautiful song!

Abby :D

P.S. You won my giveaway... :D