Saturday, April 3, 2010

Because He Lives!

Best wishes for an Easter celebration
blessed with reminders of His amazing grace.

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!

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 vict'ry,
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!

6 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Happy Easter to you too my friend. Because He lives, is one of my favorite songs. There is such hope and joy in those words...Because He lives, so shell I.
Molly

jidgede said...

hallelujah to the Lamb!!!! janie, thanks for the special post....we are NOTHING without HIM.....happy Easter to you and your family...jennie in tn <><

racheld said...

Thirty-two years ago tomorrow, our little church choir "did" the Gaither's Alleluia---we had several really good musicians in our congregation, and so we had piano, organ, flute, lead guitar, bass, and drums, in addition to our tiny choir.

It was the first time we'd ever ordered the "real" books for a program---I usually just put them together from various hymnals and books.

And I can still remember the finale---we all put down our books at our sides for the "Get All Excited" and then on into the great swells of "Because He Lives." I'll never forget the real and the TRUE of those moments, as the music rang out and the congregation rose to their feet to sing with us.

I'll always think of that when I even hear the title. A great promise, fulfilled.

Thank you, and may you all have SUCH a wonderful, Blessed Easter!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Oh! Janie,
One of my favorite hymns, thank you for sharing, and the picture is so beautiful. may you and your family have a most blessed and joyous Easter Sunday.
Thank you for your visit and for your very kind and sweet words of encouragement.
Blessings,
Sue

Barbara said...

Janie, Hope your Easter was a blessed one...I am trying to catch up with my comments and only seem to get further behind.

Barbara

Lisa said...

Happy Easter, Janie.:)