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Christ was raised

Added 8th November 2016

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Christ was raised, even death could not contain him.
We are saved, Satan’s power he overcame.
No more shame, no more guilt and condemnation,
in his name, in his name.
Christ is raised, he is seated with the Father,
and the Spirit that raised him gives us life.
So we’ll live to the glory of our saviour,
Hallelujah, he’s alive. 
 
Christ was raised, the restorer of creation,
by his grace making earth and heaven new.
we are changed, agents of his re-creation
in all we do, all we do.
Christ is raised, so our struggles have a purpose,
he’s alive, so our work is not in vain,
and we’ll serve for the glory of our saviour,
Hallelujah, Jesus reigns.
 
Christ was raised, bringing all the world together,
making peace, breaking down our walls of hate.
And one day every knee will bow before him,
for his praise, for his praise.
Christ is raised, with a new and glorious body,
scars of love in his hands and in his side.
So we’ll sing to the glory of our saviour:
Hallelujah, King of life.
 

Jesus’ resurrection has world-transforming implications! I’ve been co-writing a book with my wife, Sara, about Whole Life Worship. One of the things which struck us is that the resurrection of Christ is so often only spoken about in songs as having an impact on the individual worshipper. I don’t ever want to lose this personal connection. But in Ephesians, for example, I think we see at least three levels of impact: on an individual level, resurrecting us from the death of sin and guilt (Ephesians 2:1–10); on a relational level between us as humans (2:11–18); and on a cosmic level, the unification of ‘all things in heaven and on earth under Christ’ (1:10). I got so excited about this I wanted to try and write a song/hymn about it, so here it is.

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Hi Sam! Thanks. I really love this piece - and I agree - not just for Easter. Thanks also for providing all the resources to make introducing this to church groups, choirs and congregations so easy.
Philip Griffith at 14:27 on 18th January 2017
Thanks Dennis! The only thing I'd add is not to just save it until Easter - the early Christians celebrated the resurrection every Sunday! Thanks so much for the encouragement.
Sam Hargreaves at 10:05 on 9th November 2016
Sam - you've done it again. I'm and chaplain of an anglican school in SA and when I gave this to the muso's they could wait till Easter. God bless you for continually providing us with inspirational worship. And yes, we've bought the hole song bundle.
Dennis Bailey at 09:48 on 9th November 2016