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10. Because He Lives (Amen)

Saints and Sinners
by Matt Maher



 

I believe in the Son

I believe in the risen One

I believe I overcome

By the power of His blood



Amen, amen

Iím alive, Iím alive

Because He lives

Amen, amen

Let my song join the One that never ends

Because He lives

I was dead in the grave

I was covered in sin and shame

I heard mercy call my name

He rolled the stone away



Because He lives, I can face tomorrow

Because He lives, every fear is gone

I know He holds my life, my future, in His hands

(Bill & Gloria Gaither, Matt Maher, Jason Ingram, Ed Cash, Daniel Carson) © 2014 Hanna Street Music (BMI) (Adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)/ Sony/ATV Tree Publishing / I Am A Pilgrim Songs (BMI) / Sony/ATV Timber Publishing / Open Hands Music (SESAC) / Alletrop Music (BMI) (admin. by Music Services) / worshiptogether.com songs / sixsteps music (ASCAP) (Adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com) / Worship Together Music / sixsteps songs / SDG Publishing (BMI) (Adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)

Behind the Song:
This whole record started with the making of this song, which was inspired by the lyric, 'Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.' Being Catholic, I didn't grow up singing that song, but it was a massive song in other denominations. I loved the idea of the phrase, 'Because He lives...'-that realization that because of the resurrection, I'm not dead. The record starts with this prayer of, 'I need a future not my own,' and it ends with the prayer of saying, 'I know He holds my futures in His hands.' I think early on when we don't know God, we pray, 'I'm headed toward disaster. I need a different course for my life.' One reaches a point where you mature in your faith, and you realize God already has the course of your life taken care of. I think it's a hard thing when you fully surrender to the present, and you give that to God, and then you turn around and you are able to slowly trust the mystery if an uncertain future and know that the certainty in it, is God. I wanted to put it toward the end of the record to help create a space where, if somebody hit track one and just let the whole thing run, it would really take them on a journey of arriving back at the most important place, which is the resurrection. Sometimes things have to die in order for them to come to life. - Matt Maher

 

 

 

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