CCM Classics for Easter* – Gaither Vocal Band: Alpha and Omega (1984)

*(Ok, yes, this is really Southern Gospel, not CCM… but back in the 1980s and early 1990s, most Christian music was lumped together regardless of subgenre.  And besides, I don’t have enough Southern Gospel music in my Easter playlist to justify a separate category!)

One of the songs I’ve been giving a lot of play in my Easter playlist this year is by the Gaither Vocal Band:  Alpha and Omega.  Searching online, I found an awesome video of the 2003 performance in Sydney Australia by the Gaither Vocal Band of this classic song.  As best I have been able to determine, the song Alpha and Omega was written by Robbie Trice in 1972, and first recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band in 1984, appearing on their album New Point of View.

Although the song focuses on John’s vision of Christ as recorded in Revelation 21, the chorus “It is done…. it is done” makes this a great song for Easter – reminding us of Christ’s FINISHED perfect work.  The resurrection was the exclamation point declaring Christ’s Lordship and His victory over sin, death and hell.  Worship the risen Christ through the few minutes of enjoying this video!

You can buy an excellent recording of the song on the Best of the Gaither Vocal Band album.

Here are the lyrics:

I heard a great voice out of heaven saying
“Behold the tabernacle of God is with men
He shall dwell with them and they shall be His people
And Almighty God will be with them”

“He shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
There shall be no more death
Neither sorrow, nor crying, and no more pain
The former things are all passed away”

He that sat upon the throne said,
“Behold, I make all things new”
He said unto me, “Write these words
For they are faithful and true”

And it is done
It is done
It is done
It is done

He is the Alpha and Omega
The Beginning and the End
The Son of God, the King of Kings
Lord of lords, He’s Everything
Messiah, Jehovah
The Prince of Peace is He
The Son of Man, Seed of Abraham
Second Person in the Trinity 4x

He is the Alpha and Omega
The Son of God, the King of Kings
Messiah, Jehovah
The Great I Am seed of Abraham
He is the Alpha and Omega
The beginning and the end
Son of God, the King of Kings
The Lord of everything
He is Lord

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