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Because He Lives
Words by William J. & Gloria Gaither
Music by William J. Gaither
© 1971 by William J. Gaither
All rights reserved

Matthew 28:6
"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay."

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

            Chorus
            Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
            Because He lives all fear is gone;
            Because I know He hold the future
            And life is worth the living - just because He lives.

          How sweet to hold a newborn baby
          And feel the pride and joy he gives;
          But greater still the calm assurance;
          This child can face uncertain days because He lives.

            Chorus
            Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
            Because He lives all fear is gone;
            Because I know He hold the future
            And life is worth the living - just because He lives.

          Amd then one day I'll cross the river,
          I'll fight life's final war with pain;
          And then, as death gives way to victr'ry,
          I'll see the lights of glory and - I'll know He lives.

            Chorus
            Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
            Because He lives all fear is gone;
            Because I know He hold the future
            And life is worth the living - just because He lives.


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