Easter music – Worship Songs: Ben Cantelon, The Same Power

April 24, 2014

One of the reasons I have such a large music collection is that I’ve found ways to get lots of great free music, (legally!)

Three sites in particular have helped me expand my music collection:

  • WeAreWorship.Com (there are US & UK versions of the site, you can subscribe to both), and
  • WorshipTogether.Com – both of which offer regular free downloads.
  • and Freegal (a legal free music download service which my local public library subscribes too, and which allows me, using my library card, to download 3 songs per week.)  The songs available include the entire online catalog of Sony records and their affiliated labels, so it includes albums from major artists such as Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, brandon Heath, MercyMe, Rich Mullins, Paul Baloche, Kari Jobe, Integrity Worship.

Through free songs I’ve downloaded from the WeAreWorship (UK) site in the past year, I’ve discovered a bunch of artists who I doubt I ever would have been exposed to otherwise.   One of those songwriters & artists is Ben Cantelon.

Tonight I thought I’d feature his song “The Same Power” which I’ve been listening to often during these first few days of Eastertide.  I love it because it so centrally focuses on the truth of Scripture, notably Ephesians 1:18-20

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead…

 

Here’s a video featuring the song.

The song is available for download on the album Let it be Known, released in 2013, by Worship Central (Integrity Music).

You can get the lyrics, chords, & lead sheet at WeAreWorship.

Here are the words:

There is power in His name
For the stone was rolled away
Mountains bow down before
Jesus Christ our risen Lord
Jesus Christ our risen Lord

Mighty Saviour lifted high
King forever Jesus Christ
Crowned in glory raised to life
The same power lives in us

We will rise, stand and sing
Of our great and matchless King
Seated high on the throne
You shall reign forevermore
You shall reign forevermore

The grave could not contain
The power of His name
Death, You overcame
Once and for all

Ben Cantelon & Nick Herbert
Copyright © 2013 Thankyou Music
CCLI Number: 6531173


Recommended reading for the 50 Days of Easter: Risen by Steven Mathewson

April 24, 2014

Just before Easter Day, I came across a link to a book that’s perfect devotional reading for Eastertide – i.e. the 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost.

It’s Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything

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I’m enjoying the book so far.  It’s good to be challenged to “unpack” some of the Scriptures about Christ’s resurrection – sometimes we can take them for granted.  For instance, last night I was reading Chapter 4 which is based on Acts 13:34

And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way, “‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’

I’d never stopped to ask “what ARE the “blessings of David” promised to Christ following His resurrection?  So, the chapter caused me to think and examine the Scriptures…  just what a good devotional books should do!

My only gripe is that some of the chapters are almost TOO brief.  Just when the some key ideas have been presented, the chapter ends and it’s on to another reason “why the Resurrection changed everything…”  But still, I’m finding it a very worthwhile read, and there are few other books that really cover the same topic or serve as Easter (as opposed to Lenten) devotionals.  We focus so much on the Cross and Christ’s death.  I believe I and we all need to focus more on the reality of Christ’s resurrection and it’s implications for our daily life, and our understanding of God and His promises.

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Here’s the Publisher’s blurb and the Author’s Bio:

Publisher’s Description

What would happen if believers truly grasped how the resurrection of Jesus changes not just their own standing with God, but that it changes everything? In the spirit of John Piper’s Fifty Reasons Why Christ Came to Die, Steven D. Mathewson unpacks the New Testament Scriptures that speak of the reasons Jesus was raised from the dead.

In fifty brief chapters, he offers readers faith-filled meditations on the primary passages on the resurrection, taking these ancient truths and applying them to contemporary life. With compelling insight, he shows why Jesus not only had to die, but why his resurrection was necessary and how our lives change when we understand and embrace this essential truth of the Christian faith.

Author Bio

Steven D. Mathewson (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Libertyville, Illinois. He is an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Moody Bible Institute and also teaches in the Doctor of Ministry program at Denver Seminary. The author of The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative, which received the Christianity Today merit award and the Preaching magazine Book of the Year award, Mathewson lives in Illinois.

Easter Music – A wonderful African Lutheran hymn: Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia (Mfurahini, Haleluya)

April 24, 2014

Another Easter hymn this morning…. I’ll return to posting some CCM and contemporary worship this evening, I hope.  Somehow this feels like a hymn morning again!

Yesterday I posted a hymn classic.  Today I’m posting a modern, but wonderful, hymn that I’ve just discovered this year.  It is a Tanzanian Lutheran hymn, originally in Swahili, Christ has Arisen, Alleluia!  You can find the background the the hymn and the Swahili lyrics here.

First, here’s a YouTube  with a Tanzanian choir singing the Swahili version.  The choir is the Azania Front Lutheran Cathedral Choir – Kwaya Kuu – from Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania in East Africa.  You can find out more about the choir and their music here.

Then below, I’ve uploaded the English version I bought on iTunes last week.  Guaranteed to help you keep the Easter joy!

Now for the English version:  it’s from the album Hymns for All Saints:  Lent, Easter and Pentecost, by Concordia Publishing, 2006.


(Should the embedded audio not display, or play, use this link, but please respect copyright and purchase the song if you intend to keep it.)

Christ has arisen, alleluia.
Rejoice and praise Him, alleluia.
For our Redeemer burst from the tomb,
Even from death, dispelling its gloom.

Refrain: Let us sing praise to Him with endless joy;
Death’s fearful sting He has come to destroy.
Our sin forgiving, alleluia!
Jesus is living, alleluia!

For three long days the grave did its worst
Until its strength by God was dispersed.
He who gives life did death undergo;
And in its conquest His might did show. Refrain

The angel said to them, “Do not fear!
You look for Jesus who is not here.
See for yourselves the tomb is all bare;
Only the grave cloths are lying there.” Refrain

“Go spread the news: He’s not in the grave;
He has arisen this world to save.
Jesus’ redeeming labors are done;
Even the battle with sin is won.” Refrain

Christ has arisen; He sets us free;
Alleluia, to Him praises be.
Jesus is living! Let us all sing;
He reigns triumphant, heavenly King. Refrain

Text: Bernard Kyamanywa,; tr. Howard S. Olson
Tune: Tanzanian

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Updates:

I’ve found another video at YouTube featuring a live version of this hymn being sung by a choir in an Anglican parish in Canada:  St Pauls Rothesay, New Brunswick Canada

Also, there’s a wonderful handbell arrangement for purchase, and you can hear the MP3 (look for the link “long sample”)

Ok, one more update, I found a fantastic choral arrangement of this hymn by John A, Behnke, available from Northwestern Publishing House  It’s TRULY excellent, and you can listen to a high quality 4 minute sample of the recording by clicking on the “Audio Sample” link.


Easter Quotes: Ann Voskamp – Impossible Stones Rolled Away

April 24, 2014

Powerful and beautiful words from Ann Voskamp’s April 21st blog post at A Holy Experience:

Because we know that whatever stone that’s been trapping, whatever boulder that’s been blocking, whatever rock that’s been locking — we know our God heaves stones because He loves and we know our God tears off grave clothes because He resurrects and we know our God upends to right.

We are the Resurrection People who know that hope can rise from the dead places

and that impossible stones can be rolled back to light

and right now all the sad things are becoming undone.

No matter how the world turns, there’s no turning that stone back now.

We’re the Resurrection People and we won’t live like that stone’s been rolled back. We won’t live like it isn’t the truth: The sad things are all becoming undone now. There’s no turning that stone back now. There’s no turning back now.

What’s been wearing death clothes in a life can get up and walk, what we’ve felt as wounds, by His wounds, are being healed, what’s being burnt to ashes will birth beauty. Ashes are always the papery birth announcement of beauty rising.

Us bound in that sin that’s always been, us with that heartbreak that just won’t take a break, us who feel locked up in these patterns and someone’s thrown away the key — we’re the people who’ve seen that the stone’s been rolled away.

We’re the Resurrection People who  push back against the dark of impossible, because we’ve seen the impossible stone’s been pushed back against the dark. We’re the Resurrection People who walk in strong hope because we’ve seen the strong stones moved and Hope come right out to meet us and move us.

We’re the Resurrection people who believe that we can turn back, that people can turn back, that situations can turn around, because we’ve seen that stone’s been rolled back.

Nothing and no one is impossible now

because impossible stones have now been rolled away.


Easter Devotional from Fr. Charles Erlandson – don’t stuff Jesus back in the grave!

April 24, 2014

An Excerpt from Fr. Charles Erlandson’s Easter Tuesday devotional at Give Us This Day:

[...] We allow ourselves to be distracted by the things of this world, as if the tomb and the clothes and the empty space are what are important, and not the Lord Himself.  We allow ourselves to be weighed down by our daily lives, even when not grief causing, and we fail to see the Lord.  Or, like the disciples, we see the Lord absent from our lives, and then go back to our daily lives without further seeking Him.

But if we seek Him with passion and persistence, as did Mary, He will show Himself to us once again.  As with prayer, passion and persistence pay off in seeing the Lord.

If you’re like me, things might be a little anticlimactic, now that Easter has come and gone.  Or maybe you never even saw Him at Easter at all.  Now that Easter is over, we have a tendency to stuff Jesus back in the tomb until Pentecost – or maybe even Christmas.  Or, because it seems like the thing to do, we try and see Jesus at Easter and have some success.  But then, because it seems like the thing to do, we stop seeking Him with all the passion and joy and anticipation of Easter.  The moment we stop these things, however, is the moment we will stop seeing Him.

Sometimes, even, our lives are out of sync with the church year.  Good news may come to us during Lent, and we may be depressed or discouraged during Easter.  But Easter is a reminder to turn from the grave to the garden.  For some of us, that may take a little longer.  That’s O.K.: Easter is a season, and not just a day.

This Easter, we need to seek the Lord where He may be found.  We must, like Mary, be unyielding in our pursuit of our Lord.  We must camp out where we know He is likely to be found, and we need to keep our ears and eyes open.

The full entry is here, including questions for reflection and application.


Easter Music – Classic Hymns: The Strife is O’er – Truro Cathedral Choir

April 23, 2014

easter-lily

For this morning’s Easter musical selection, I’m choosing one of my favorite classic hymns:

The Strife is O’er performed by the Truro Cathedral Choir.


(Should the embedded music file not display or play, use this link, but please respect copyright and purchase the file should you wish to keep it.)

This version appears on the 2009 album Easter Joy, with 51 hymns and songs by assorted artists.

Here is a pretty close version of the lyrics (there are a few minor differences)

The strife is o’er, the battle done;
Now is the Victor’s triumph won;
Now be the song of praise begun.
Alleluia!

2. Death’s mightiest powers have done their worst,
And Jesus hath His foes dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst.
Alleluia!

3. On the third morn He rose again
Glorious in majesty to reign;
Oh, let us swell the joyful strain!
Alleluia!

4. He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heaven’s high portals fell.
Let songs of praise His triumph tell.
Alleluia!

5. Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee.
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free
That we may live and sing to Thee.
Alleluia!

Note, as is often the case, the American version of the hymn is somewhat different.


Prayers for Easter Week (the Easter Octave)

April 23, 2014

this is from the Ohio Anglican blog where you can find each day’s lessons & collects:

The Octave of Easter

 ¶ At Morning Prayer, instead of the Venite, the following shall be said, and may be said throughout the Octave.

CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us: * therefore let us keep the feast, Not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; * but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7.

CHRIST being raised from the dead dieth no more; * death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: * but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, * but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 9.

CHRIST is risen from the dead, * and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, * by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, * even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, * world without end. Amen.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout Easter Week.


MUST READING: Easter Devotional from Fr. Charles Erlandson – How will YOU respond to Jesus’ resurrection?

April 23, 2014

Fr. Charles Erlandson who posts daily devotional reflections at Give Us This Day had an excellent entry on Easter MondayI highly recommend reading it in full and spending some time thinking and praying through this challenging exhortation!

A few excerpts:

What a joyful occasion is Easter: the high point of the Church year – the high point of our lives!

And yet because we are mere humans, weak and sinful, there is a temptation to let Easter pass by one more year without it changing us in any way.  I therefore challenge you this morning – that today, this Easter, this celebration of the Resurrection of your Lord, Jesus Christ, that you do not leave His presence an unchanged person.  [...]

But it’s the response found in John 20:10 that most intrigues and teaches me today.  After the central event of Christianity has happened, after the glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ, what do we find the disciples doing?  They go back to own homes.  I’m not sure what they were thinking or doing, but it seems as if they think life will go on as normal, as if the Resurrection makes no practical difference in their lives.

Even after he believed, even after Jesus had appeared to them, in John 21:3, Peter goes back to fishing, apparently not realizing what else he should do (and he doesn’t, fully, until the Day of Pentecost).

Now what if that were the end of the story?  What if the Resurrection happened, and the disciples didn’t notice or really understand?  What if the disciples saw the empty tomb, and heard the testimony of the women – and then acted as if Jesus Christ had not risen from the dead?  How sad for them.  What blessings they would have missed out on!  What tragic lives, to be disciples who could not truly believe.

But Jesus does appear to them, more than once, and now they believe in earnest.  Their lives are transformed, and after the Ascension and the giving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost they turn the whole world upside down as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ both with their lips and with their lives.  They preach fearlessly and give up their lives for their Master that most of them end up dying the death of a martyr.

And what about you?  [...]

KEEP READING!!

 


An Easter Prayer from Peter Marshall: May we never again live as if Thou were dead!

April 23, 2014

We thank Thee for the beauty of this day, for the glorious message that all nature proclaims:
The Easter lilies with their waxen throats eloquently singing the good news;
The birds, so early this morning, impatient to begin their song;
Every flowering tree, shrub, and flaming bush, a living proclamation from Thee!
Open our hearts that we may hear it too!

Lead us, we pray Thee, to the grave that is empty, into the garden of the Resurrection where we may meet our risen Lord. May we never again live as if Thou were dead! In Thy presence restore our faith, our hope, our joy. Grant to our spirits refreshment, rest, and peace. Maintain within our hearts an unruffled calm, an unbroken serenity that no storms of life shall ever be able to take from us.  From this moment on, O living Christ, we ask Thee to go with us wherever we go; be our Companion in all that we do. And for this greatest of all gifts, we offer Thee our sacrifices of thanksgiving. Amen.
(Peter Marshall)

found at the Biola April 21 devotional


CCM Classics for Easter: Four songs from DeGarmo & Key – Mary, Rejoice, He Has Risen, Let the Whole World Sing

April 22, 2014

The Christian rock group DeGarmo and Key have a number of wonderful Easter-themed songs.  Here are four that are in my CCM Classics for Easter playlist:

1) Their song Mary from their 1979 album Straight On.

2) Their song Rejoice from their 1984 album Communication

3) Their song He Has Risen, from the same album.

4) 1983′s Let the Whole World Sing. from their album Mission of Mercy. (The song can also be found on the DeGarmo & Key Collection album)

Enjoy these four great songs rejoicing in our Lord’s resurrection!!

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Tomorrow I’ll take a break from CCM Classics and post some great Easter hymns…., so don’t despair Anglican friends, there’s some more traditional music that will be featured here as well.


CCM Classics for Easter: The Imperials – Because He Lives

April 22, 2014

Another CCM Classic… another Easter Favorite!  (Use this link to catch up on all our  CCM Classics for Easter.)

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This morning’s CCM Classic is one of the truly MOST classic of all in my entire collection… The Imperials singing Because He Lives.  The Imperials were pioneers in contemporary worship.  It’s hard for me to believe this song is 40 years old this year, dating from 1974.  (The song was written by Bill Gaither, and it was recorded by the Bill Gaither Trio in 1974, winning the Dove Award for Song of the Year. The Imperials recorded it a few years later.)

I purchased the song back in 2007 from the Imperials album Legacy.  Unfortunately that album no longer seems to be available online, and no version of the Imperials singing this song appears on iTunes any longer.  How sad! (There are versions by other artists, including the Gaither Trio).  So… Enjoy the You Tube audio below….

1. God sent His Son – they called Him Jesus,
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Chorus:
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.

2. How sweet to hold a newborn baby
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because Christ lives.

(Chorus)

3. And then one day I’ll cross the river,
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to victory,
I’ll see the lights of glory – and I’ll know He lives.

(Chorus)

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You can watch a video of the Gaithers talking about the background to the song, and a performance by the Bill Gaither Trio here

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And lest this 40 year old song seem a bit dated…. it’s being introduced to a new generation!

David Crowder sang it at the 2012 Passion Conference!

But sorry David, I still love the Imperials version with Armond Morales and his incredible bass voice!


Art for Easter: John and Peter Running to the Tomb / and Music: Graham Kendrick “I Know He Lives”

April 22, 2014

The following wondeful artwork was included in the April 21st devotional at the fantastic Biola Lent project site.

It’s John & Peter Running to the Tomb, by Eugene Burnand, from the Musee d’Orsay, Paris.

I’d never seen it before.  Look at the hope in their faces… they long to believe that Christ is no longer dead, but they don’t yet know…  Wow.  So powerful, the longing, the hope, the grief.

 

John & Peter running to the tomb

In reflecting on that picture, all I could think of is how THANKFUL I am that we who are in  Christ, have, in the words of the burial liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer “a sure and certain hope of resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Hallelujah!

We no longer are in doubt, Christ IS risen!  He is seated at the Father’s right hand, His work finished.  He is interceding for us and one day will raise us to be with Him.

Here are just a few of the Scriptures that articulate our HOPE in Christ:

Heb 6:19-20
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf…

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

1 Cor 15:20-24
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. … in Christ shall all be made alive. … Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.

1 Cor 15:54-57
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Here’s a wonderful song by UK songwriter and worship leader Graham Kendrick which rejoices in this hope we have in Christ:  I Know He Lives!


(Should the embedded audio file above not display or play properly, use this link, but please respect copyright and purchase the song if you intend to keep it.)

The version of the song I’ve uploaded was available as a free download from Graham Kendrick’s website a few years ago.  The song is available for purchase on Graham Kendrick’s album Banquet.

Here are the words:

We have a strong and certain hope
Fixed and unchanging not in vain
We have a friend in heaven’s court
Since Jesus rose to life again

We have an anchor for the soul
Since Jesus’ blood has made a way
Into the deepest heart of God
Before the Father’s throne of grace

I know he lives
Jesus is alive
And he reigns in glory now
I know he lives
And with him we’ll rise
Hallelujah
I know he lives

We have a King high over all
The new creation’s firstborn Son
New heav’n and earth await his call
We shall be like him when he comes

We see him now in majesty
Enthroned above the galaxies
Until his glory burst the skies
And all creation joins the cry

I know he lives
Jesus is alive
And he reigns in glory now
I know he lives
And with him we’ll rise
Hallelujah
I know he lives
Jesus is alive
And he reigns in glory now
I know he lives
And with him we’ll rise
Hallelujah
I know he lives
I know he lives
I know he lives

Graham Kendrick
Copyright © 2008 Make Way Music
http://www.grahamkendrick.co.uk


An Easter Reflection from Emily at Barnstorming: Let Him Easter in Us

April 22, 2014

If I had to name my favorite of all the devotional posts by Emily Polis Gibson at Barnstorming that I’ve read in the 2 1/2 years since I discovered her blog, I think it would have to be her entry Dayspring to Dimness, which she posted in 2012, and which I then posted here at L&B.   The quotation from Gerard Manley Hopkins, exhorting us to let Christ “easter in us” has stuck with me over the past 2 years, and it is undergirding my resolve to enter fully into this 50 day Easter season and invite Christ to increase His light, His beauty, His truth, His joy in me.  I want to live more in the fullness of His resurrection life!

So… I was excited to see that Emily has again posted Hopkins’ quote, and her reflection on what it means. 

Here’s the key portion of her reflection:

“Let Him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east.”
― Gerard Manley Hopkins

Too often, the bright light of Easter morning dims over time
as I return to my daily routine.
In mere days,
the humdrum replaces the extraordinary,
tragedy overcomes festivity,
darkness overwhelms dawn.

The world encourages this,
I don’t muster enough resistance.
I climb right back into the tomb of my sin,
move the huge stone securely back in place,
and lie there waiting for rot to settle in.

I am not alone. I have plenty of company with me behind the stone.

The stone is pushed aside,
the burden shouldered,
the debt completely paid.

How can we allow the light to dim?

He is risen.

We are eastered beyond imagining.

 

Yes!  Amen!  Hallelujah!!

Oh Lord, continue to Easter in us, transform us.  Let us live in Your resplendent joy and radiance these coming 50 days!

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Romans 8:11:  If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.


CCM Classics for Easter: Benny Hester – To Fill Our Empty Hearts (He Came Out of an Empty Tomb)

April 21, 2014

Another CCM Classic… another Easter Favorite!  (Use this link to catch up on all our  CCM Classics for Easter.)

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Tonight:  Benny Hester’s great song To Fill Our Empty Hearts (He Came Out of an Empty Tomb)

It’s from 1985, originally on the album Benny from Here.  It’s available online from Benny Hester’s Personal Best album, from 1988.

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(if the embedded audio link is not displaying or playing, use this link, but please respect copyright and purchase the song if you intend to keep it.)

 

Lyrics:

Mary came running
Thinking it was the end
Her hopes lie still and shattered now
Like many others had been
But a stone set to stay
Had been rolled away
And an angel met her and said
“Mary, oh Mary”

He came out of an empty tomb
To fill your empty heart
Mary you’ll see Him soon
He will still bear every scar
He came out of an empty tomb
To fill, to fill our empty hearts

Thomas cannot see
Now his faith is tried
What many have known
He can’t accept
He watched His loved one die
In the fading lights
He cried out one night
His friends shook him and said
“Thomas, oh Thomas,”

He came out of an empty tomb
To fill your empty heart
Thomas you’ll see Him soon
You can feel His very scars
He came out of an empty tomb
To fill, to fill our empty hearts

It’s against the doubt and fear we fight
And I know, I know that
Rising from death He gave us life
And together we can say
“My Lord, my God, we believe”

He came out of an empty tomb
To fill our empty hearts
We will see Him again so soon
He will still bear every scar
He came out of an empty tomb
To fill our empty hearts

He’ll fill your empty heart


Welcome to those visiting from Trevin Wax’s blog looking for Easter Music…

April 21, 2014

Since I’ve been commenting a lot today at Trevin Wax’s blog , I’m hoping some of Trevin’s readers may visit here clicking on the link for our Easter Music category.  If you have come from Trevin’s site, welcome!

I hope to be posting a LOT of Easter music this year throughout the 50 days of the Easter season, so I hope visitors won’t be discouraged that we don’t have loads of Easter music entries (yet!….).  We will soon.

Also, we invite you to also browse our Easter devotionals, quotes and other resources.  You can find the key links in our Easter 2014 welcome page.   Or you can click on our Easter category to find all our most recent Easter posts.

A blessed Easter season to all.  Let’s celebrate the resurrection from now until Pentecost (and beyond…!)


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