Friday, April 2, 2010

He's Alive!

Dear Ones, He's Alive!
I pray you and your families have a wonderful blessed Easter
and that you know my resurrection Lord, Jesus Christ.

You'll always be my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

He's Alive!

The gates and doors were barred
And all the windows fastened down
I spent the night in sleeplessness
And rose at every sound
Half in hopeless sorrow
And half in fear the day
Would find the soldiers breakin' through
To drag us all away

And just before the sunrise
I heard something at the wall
The gate began to rattle
And a voice began to call
I hurried to the window
Looked down into the street
Expecting swords and torches
And the sound of soldiers' feet

But there was no one there but Mary
So I went down to let her in
John stood there beside me
As she told me where she'd been
She said they might have moved Him in the night
And none of us knows where
The stone's been rolled away
And now His body isn't there

We both ran toward the garden
Then John ran on ahead
We found the stone and empty tomb
Just the way that Mary said
But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in
Was just an empty shell
And how or where they'd taken Him
Was more than I could tell

Oh something strange had happened there
Just what I did not know
John believed a miracle
But I just turned to go
Circumstance and speculation
Couldn't lift me very high
'Cause I'd seen them crucify him
Then I saw him die

Back inside the house again
The guilt and anguish came
Everything I'd promised Him
Just added to my shame
When at last it came to choices
I denied I knew His name
And even if He was alive
It wouldn't be the same

But suddenly the air was filled
With a strange and sweet perfume
Light that came from everywhere
Drove the shadows from the room
And Jesus stood before me
With his arms held open wide
And I fell down on my knees
And I just clung to Him and cried

Then He raised me to my feet
And as I looked into His eyes
The love was shining out from Him
Like sunlight from the skies
Guilt in my confusion
Dissappeared in sweet release
And every fear I'd ever had
Just melted into peace

He's alive yes He's alive
Yes He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive yes He's alive
Oh He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive yes He's alive
Hallelujah He's alive
He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive He's alive He's alive
~ sung by Don Francisco


20 comments:

  1. Easter blessings to you, Shelia! I love that song!!!!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  2. I really love this song!

    Happy Easter!

    Katherine

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  3. I love this picture...I have been there and stepped inside this tomb...chills went right up the back of my neck...HE IS REAL...I know this to be true. Have a great Easter weekend...come say hi :D

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  4. Hope you have a glorious Easter!

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  5. Yes, He is alive! Forevermore! Happy Easter to you, dear friend - and happy first Easter to little Miss Carter!
    ~Adrienne~

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  6. Hi Shelia and Happy Easter to you! I LOVE this song. I sang it several years ago at a service. And yes, I'm singing, playing, conducting, pretty much covering all the bases! We are just about to head to church to make all the final preparations. I need to get some things up on youtube for sure. We are doing a fabulous choir piece by Kurt Carr called "They Didn't Know" with DVD and our drama ministry using ASL and dowel rods. Not sure if you've seen the dowel thing before but it's quite powerful. We have a "blended" service so we'll do some traditional and contemporary all together. In any case I'm excited because this celebration is why we do what we do. If it weren't for the resurrection, we would have no hope. Happy Easter!!!

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  7. Thank you Sheila for reminding us all what this day is really about....not easter bunnies and candy but our dear Lord...thanks.

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  8. He lived, loved & gave His life for our sins & souls.

    Happy Easter!
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  9. Popping in to give you a Happy Easter greetings.. hugs ~lynne~

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  10. My best wishes to you and your family for a blessed Easter.

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  11. Hi Shelia
    I am just back from my grand-baby-to-be's shower and want to wish you a very Blessed & Happy Easter. Deb

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  12. In deed, I do know him and try to serve him. So glad he rose from the grave.
    Happy Easter!

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  13. Just wanted to stop by and wish your much Easter joy and blessings! I've been so enriched by your visits and your little "Note Songs" you sing to us every week!

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  14. Yes he died for us now he lives and will return.Happy Easter God Bless Trish

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  15. That song says it all. I loved singing it in Easter cantata's, but it's so wonderful every day of our life!
    Have a glorious Easter and thank you for always proclaiming His truth.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  16. Hi Sweetie!! What a wonderful Savior we serve!!

    May your Easter be filled with the joy and love of our Lord who LIVES!!

    Love the power of "He's Alive"!!
    Hug!!
    Becky

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  17. Thank you for the music! Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Easter.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  18. Sheila...Just listened to this song this past week. One of my all time favorites!

    Hope you're having a lovely Easter Sunday!

    Elaine :)

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)