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

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

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

  1. Ralinda says:

    One of my old favorites! Thanks for posting it, Karen. I wish someone would re-release it with a more contemporary, less disco arrangement!

  2. […] Benny Hester:  To Fill Our Empty Hearts (He Came Out of an Empty Tomb) (1985) […]

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