Christ Has Risen!

Posted: February 9, 2011 in music

Matt Maher’s newest album, Alive Again, is chock full of wonderful songs celebrating the new life that God’s people experience because of Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf.  My favorite song on the album is entitled, “Christ Has Risen”.  It is an incredible reminder and celebration of the central truth of the Gospel – Christ has risen from the dead, trampling over death by death!  You can purchase and listen to a sample of the song here.

Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame
But fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to Him who showed great love
And bled for us
Freely You’ve bled for us

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with Him again
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bowed to none but heaven’s will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown
No burden great can hold You down
In strength You reign
Forever let Your church proclaim

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
The glory of God has defeated the night

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
Our God is not dead
He’s alive! He’s alive!

This reminds me of Peter’s words in 1 Peter 1:3-5,

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

Praise God!  His glory has defeated the night!

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