Christ Arose! (from 1 Corinthians 15)

Christ Arose! 
By Dustin Battles
From 1 Corinthians 15

Christ arose! Proclaim the news!
News of God’s redeeming grace:
How God willingly would choose
His own Son to take our place.
Jesus died as Scripture said,
Buried three days in the grave.
But we never have to dread:
Christ arose our souls to save!

If our Lord did not arise
Then our faith would be in vain.
But our faith is firm in Christ,
Who is raised in pow’r to reign.
Christ indeed defeated death,
Breaking mortal chains to live.
After taking our last breath,
We will all awake alive.

We, like Adam, are like seeds,
Perishing the moment sown.
Yet the second Adam pleads
Life now, resurrection soon.
Come, behold, a mystery!
We will change at trumpet sound!
In the twinkling of an eye,
He will raise us from the ground.

What the Word said soon will be:
“Death, O death, where is your sting?”
“Death, where is your victory?”
Death is dead! Rejoice and sing!
Thanks to God, O praise His name:
Christ has conquered death so grim!
Since our labor is not vain,
Let our work abound in Him.


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