Saturday, April 03, 2010

Arise, My Love

Arise, My Love
by Newsong

Not a word was heard
at the tomb that day.
Just shuffling of soldiers feet
as they guarded the grave.
One day, two days,
three days had past.
Could it be that Jesus
breathed His last?

Could it be that His Father
had forsaken him?
Turned his back on his son
despising our sin.
All hell seemed to whisper
'Just forget Him, He's dead.'
Then the Father looked down
to his son and he said..

Arise, My love.
Arise, My love.
The grave no longer
has a hold on you
No more death's sting
No more suffering
Arise...Arise...my love.

The Earth trembled
and the tomb began to shake,
and like lightening
from Heaven the stone was rolled away.
And as dead men
the guards they all stood there in fright
As the power of love
displayed its might
Then suddenly a melody
filled the air
Riding wings of wind,
it was everywhere
The words all creation
had been longing to hear
The sweet sound of victory,
so loud and clear.

Arise, my love.
Arise, my love.
The grave no longer has a hold on you.
No more death's sting
no more suffering
Arise...arise....

4 comments:

Kristin Ferguson said...

I am moved by most hymns but especially those associated with Easter. I haven't heard this song but the lyrics are beautiful!! Hope you had a Happy Easter!

Kristin

Waitingfaithfully said...

Karin,

I just found these lyrics online tonight (haven't heard this song before), and I used a bit of them in my Easter post, as well.

Beautiful!

Blessings as you begin a new week ~

Tina

Adeye said...

Happy Easter, dear friend.

LOVE LOVE LOVE that song too. One of my all time favorites.

Love and biggest hugs from the Ukraine.

Cassie said...

I heard newsong sing this in person...gave you goosebumps!