Because He lives

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

Because He lives I can face tomorrow. Because He lives my fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future. And life is worth the living just because He lives.
How sweet to hold our 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

And then one day I'll cross that river
I'll fight life's final war with pain
And then as death gives way to vict'ry
I'll see the lights of glory, and I'll know He reigns
© Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither, 1971
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