"Because He Lives" by Matt Maher
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“Because He Lives” by Matt Maher

 

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.

Seriously.

I think I was in 7th grade when I first heard Bill & Gloria Gaither’s hymn by that title. 

It’s one of the first hymns that impacted me deeply.

If these words were truth, then my life would never be the same.

Oh, how I wanted these words to be true. 

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!

Fear had been a constant companion of mine, and I wanted to break up with him once and for all.

Imagine my delight when I discovered that the words are absolute truth.

Just because we don’t always feel like they’re true, doesn’t change the truth that they are true. 

I’ve loved this classic hymn since then, and thus I’m sharing it with you at the bottom of this post.

But first, I want to share with you a new take on this beloved hymn by Matt Maher:

At first I thought Matt Maher had written a remake, but it’s not.

It contains the same truth at it’s core, and it does include a portion of the original chorus, but it’s a new, powerful song — a new hymn.

Is it a hymn or a song? What makes a song a song and a hymn a hymn? I have no idea. 

Whether it’s a song or a hymn, Matt Maher’s Because He Lives will take you into the very heart of worship.

Is a worship song the new term for a hymn?

Not only did I choose to feature this song because it’s powerful, but because of tomorrow.

Veterans Day is tomorrow.

I’m forever grateful to the men and women who’ve given so much for our freedom. Some gave all they had.

Because of all they gave, we live free today.

Because Jesus Christ gave His all, all who believe in Him live forever free.

That’s true freedom — freedom from the power of sin, death, fear, shame, guilt, and anything else that tries to hold us in bondage.

Christ has made us free — let’s live free and face tomorrow without fear!

Now enjoy the classic hymn Because He Lives, written by Bill & Gloria Gaither: 

 

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BECAUSE HE LIVES
(by MATT MAHER)

I BELIEVE IN THE SON
I BELIEVE IN THE RISEN ONE
I BELIEVE I OVERCOME
BY THE POWER OF HIS BLOOD

(CHORUS) 
AMEN
AMEN 
I’M ALIVE
I’M ALIVE
BECAUSE HE LIVES
AMEN
AMEN
LET MY SONG JOIN THE ONE THAT NEVER ENDS
BECAUSE HE LIVES 

I WAS DEAD IN THE GRAVE
I WAS COVERED IN SIN AND SHAME
I HEARD MERCY CALL MY NAME 
HE ROLLED THE STONE AWAY 

(CHORUS) 

BECAUSE HE LIVES
I CAN FACE TOMORROW
BECAUSE HE LIVES
EVERY FEAR IS GONE
I KNOW HE HOLDS MY LIFE MY FUTURE IN HIS HANDS

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