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Easter April 24, 2011

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So, there are a million and one great Easter songs out there…but I think my favorite this year is Matt Maher’s “Christ is Risen”  Partly because it’s a great song, and a lot because he has done a fantastic Easter series this year, the music is on the beginning and end of each video, so it’s been what I’ve heard the most!  The lyrics and some links to the Easter series and other goodies are below.  Enjoy and share.

Lyrics

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

Story behind the lyrics

taken from http://mattmahermusic.com/music.php
 
God really is a genius (duh!). He used death to destroy death. He did not even have to lift a finger. He literally tricked death into destroying itself. Jesus used the process of death to completely eradicate it. So now it just becomes a process of transformation, now it is a window or a doorway. Every Easter in the Ukraine, congregations chant the phrase, “Christ is risen from the dead trampling over death by death, and redeeming us from the grave”. I thought, “that is an amazing thought to sing. We should sing it in the west.”
 

(Awesome) Easter Series

Start here:  http://mattmahermusic.com/blog.php?uid=96.  There are seven segments, all can be found on the blog!

Spin off (application) movie…

http://www.vimeo.com/10588529?ab

 

Sidenote:

and yes…I will take Easter pictures of the children (in the cute dresses my mom made) and post them as soon as I get a chance!  for anyone worried about the traditional, American Easter 😉

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