New Music | John Mark McMillan | Death in His Grave

New Music | John Mark McMillan | Death in His Grave

This one comes to us from - me.  :)

It's one of my favourite Easter/Resurrection songs.  Spirit and Truth stuff here.  Great lyrics mixed with hearts and music that raises our own spirits.  I love it. 

Plus... it's a 3/4 tempo... which makes you either want to dance a waltz or swing a beer back and forth in some dark english tavern (which is something I've never done - danced a waltz or swung a beer). Either way, the resurrection of Jesus is something we shouldn't sit down for... and some day we wont. 

Lyrics

Though the earth cried out for blood
Satisfied her hunger was
Billows calmed on raging seas
For the souls of men she craved
Sun and moon from balcony
Turned their head in disbelief Precious love would taste the sting
Disfigured and disdained

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a king
Laid down in grief
But woke with the keys
Of hell on that day
First born of the slain
The man Jesus Christ laid
Death in his grave

So three days in darkness slept
The morning sun of righteousness
But rose to shame the throes of death
And overturn his rule
Now daughters and the sons of men
Would pay not their dues again
The debt of blood they owed was rent
When the day rolled anew

He has cheated hell
And seated us above the fall
In desperate places he paid our wages
One time, once and for all