Lift Your Glad Voices!

Today, we celebrate the most wonderful part of Christianity: that Jesus rose from the dead! God tells us that if this were not so, we would be the most miserable people around:

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now Christ has risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruit of those who slept. (1 Corinthians 15:19-20, MKJV)

I would like to share with you our family’s new recording of “Lift Your Glad Voices”, praising the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

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Lift your glad voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man cannot die!
Vain were the terrors that gathered around Him,
And short the dominion of death and the grave.

He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound Him,
Resplendent in glory to live and to save!
Loud was the chorus of angels on high,
The Savior hath risen, and man shall not die!

Glory to God, in full anthems of joy!
The being He gave us death cannot destroy:
Sad were the life we may part with tomorrow,
If tears were our birthright, and death were our end.

But Jesus hath cheered the dark valley of sorrow,
And bade us, immortal, to Heaven ascend.
Lift then your voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man shall not die!

 

Happy Easter!

For more Easter music, check out the song my brothers and I recorded last year: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

The Stone is Rolled Back!

Tomorrow is Easter, when we celebrate Jesus rising from the dead. What a wonderful Savior! I think sometimes we fail to grasp the incredible significance of Jesus’ resurrection. Without Him raising back to life, we would still be sinners. His death on the cross, by itself, was not sufficient to free us from sin!

1 Corinthians 15:13-17
13  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15  Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16  For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17  And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

But praise the Lord, our faith is not in vain, and Christ has risen from the dead!

In celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, I want to share with you a song that the Lord gave me several years ago. You can find the sheet music at The Stone is Rolled Back.

The Stone is Rolled Back

1. Jesus’ disciples left His tomb,
Hearts filled with misery and gloom.
They watched as guards were brought  to make the grave  secure.
But on the third day women came.
They found the tomb was not the same,
For the guards lay as dead beside the open door!

Chorus:

For the stone is rolled back,
And the Savior arose.
Over death and its power
The vict’ry is won.
For this wonderful Savior
Came to save fallen man.
What a wonderful Savior,
What a wonderful Friend!

2. When John and Peter came to see,
Wond’ring if this could really be,
They found the empty tomb and folded, empty clothes.
When  the disciples met that day,
Talking of what had taken place,
Suddenly Jesus Christ appeared.
For he had arose!

3. Then Jesus shared a meal with them,
Told how He died for fallen men,
Yet is arisen, so now all believers will rise.
Though He’s gone back to Heav’n on high,
And we know we may some day die,
When He comes back, we’ll rise again,
Join Him in the skies!