On the darkest day of all

By Matt Osgood | Added 26th February 2008
Includes: Hi-Quality MP3, Choir Score, Piano Score, Backing Track

A couple of years ago, I was preparing songs for the Easter services and realised that I had an abundance of songs about the cross to choose from for Good Friday, but not so many songs about the resurrection. Sometimes evangelical Christians can be very focussed on the cross and the work Christ accomplished there, which is of course good and right, but the cross considered without the resurrection is simply a tragedy - considered in the light of the resurrection it is a triumph. I wrote this song as a result, to try and express some of those Biblical truths about what the resurrection means for us, and greatly revised it after input from the other RESOUNDworship writers, including sharpening the focus on the light/darkness theme that runs throughout the song.

On the darkest day of all the Light of all the world
was crowned with thorns and lifted on a cross.
Forsaken and alone, the Son became our sin,
surrendering His life for love of us.

Then the darkness of the tomb was shattered by the Son,
the grave could not contain His radiant light.
The stone was rolled away, death's victory reversed
In Christ the resurrection and the life.

Christ was raised, never to die again,
and he reigns in everlasting light.
We are saved, forever we'll live in him
for we share his resurrection life.

In the darkness of this world the hope of glory shines.
The shadows of this age will pass away.
His triumph is assured, our future is secure,
for Jesus rose to life on Easter Day.

Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus is alive.

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Thanks for this lovely song. I was searching net for a good song for this Easter and found this wonderfull number.
God bless Mat Osgood mightily and use for his glory.
Kumar Velpula at 06:26 on 4th April 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your talent and your gifts for God's glory. God Bless you all!!
Robin Easter at 21:37 on 5th February 2014
Thank you so much for this song...we used this during our Good Friday "Redeeming Love"Musical sang by our very own KIDS FOR JESUS. Your resources are very helpful. God bless
ESTHER Clavecilla at 05:46 on 4th April 2013
thank you for a lovely resurrection song
david smart at 17:27 on 29th March 2013
Thank you so much for this... I'v been looking a song for easter and i found this while digging the net, and i had a problem to find the chords and here comes you guys offer this.... God Bless you so much... I will sing this on easter...
Jhay Acierto at 02:19 on 26th March 2013
Awesome!!
Brian Goodacre at 15:14 on 8th January 2013
I sang this song as our Easter Anthem this year. The pastor seemed a little leary of it when all I told him was the title. I never rehearsed it in front of anyone including the pastor becaus I wanted them to really be focusing on the words and sentiment behind them. It worked and was amazing! The pastor came around and was very moved by my selection.
Sharon Ockens at 17:02 on 7th May 2012
Thank you, we'll be singing the song ths easter. God bless
arenba longchar at 16:32 on 22nd March 2012
Love it!!!
Michelle Pettrey at 15:24 on 15th March 2012
As a musician I love the minor to major shift, as a worship leader I love the way the song grows and the congregation respond to the amazing truths, as a worshipper I just love singing it. Alleluia, Jesus is alive!
Simon Bray at 16:21 on 19th September 2011
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