Death In His Grave (a song for the Easter Season)

Happy Sunday!  Happy Lenten season!  I haven’t posted a song in quite a while, been focusing more on books here on the blog.  But still such an influence in my life and faith and this AM at church I heard an amazing one that I just had to share.  It appears it released in 2010 – but I just heard it for this first time this AM at Bay Pres by our amazing worship team.  It has a little bit of twang, a raw feeling to it, and just hit me a little harder this Sunday that I had to share.

Timely song for this Easter season about Jesus’ death and resurrection .  The emotions it provoked for me were so raw and the lyrics – well just read below – are so powerful.  Friday a thief on the cross, Sunday the King of Kings given the keys to heaven.  All for us.  For our sins, our wages, our rent, our debts, our ransom, He went through hell so all so we can be FREE and have ETERNAL LIFE!  Wow.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

That’s it for today – keeping it short and to the point.  Just something I know I need to meditate on this season leading up to Easter when we get to rejoice in the news that HE IS RISEN!!  Love and prayers – thanks for reading today!

Stay tuned for my next book review (One Last Thing) which coincidentally tied in perfect to our sermon this AM on the power of confession and being free from guilt.

Death In His Grave
By John Mark McMillan

Though the earth cried
Out for blood
Satisfied her hunger was
Billows calmed on raging seas
For the souls of men she craved
Sun and moon from balcony
Turned their head in disbelief
Their precious love would taste
The sting
Disfigured and disdained

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a king
Laid down in grief
But woke with the keys
Of hell on that day
The first born of the slain
The man Jesus Christ laid
Death in his grave

So three days in darkness slept
The morning sun
Of righteousness
But rose to shame
The throws of death
And overturn his rule
Now daughters
And the sons of men
Would pay not their dues again
The debt of blood
They owed was rent
When the day rolled anew

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a king
Laid down in grief
But woke holding keys
To hell on that day
The first born of the slain
The man Jesus Christ laid
Death in his grave

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a king
Laid down in grief
But woke with the keys
Of hell on that day
The first born of the slain
The man Jesus Christ laid
Death in his grave

He has cheated hell
And seated us above the fall
In desperate places he paid our
Wages one time once and for all

Lyrics copied from here

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