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Music Monday: Christ is Risen

Ok, So its tuesday, but here we go. We’ve been singing a song recently as a church that I’ve found really packed with great theology & a clear call to action. It’s called “Christ is Risen.” So, I went hunting down the story behind it which thanks to google took about 1 minute. It was written by a guy named Matt Maher. Below is a word from him on it , the sermon he refers to (Maybe the most important homily to the orthodox church), then the lyrics to the song. Hope you are as encouraged by the song & sermon as I am.

Sermon by John Chrysostom which inspired the lyrics of “Christ is Risen”

Lyrics

“Christ Is Risen”

Let no one caught in sin remain*
Inside the lie of inward shame
We fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to him who showed great love
And bled for us
Freely you bled, for us

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave!

Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave!

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bow to none but heavens will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown
No burden great can hold you down
In strength you reign
Forever let your church proclaim

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
The glory of God has defeated the night!

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
Our God is not dead, he’s alive! he’s alive!

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Rise up from the grave..

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