Based on Psalm 88:10 “Shall the dead arise to praise thee”
I was dead Wrapped up in sin Held back by doubt Darkness was all around me I could not see where to go next I could not imaging getting free God was quiet I wondered if He even heard my cries I felt so alone So far away Like a dead man in the grave Stinking with sin No hope No future No life Then Jesus came Commanded the stone be rolled away And it was Light flooded into the room My sin exposed My shame announced Blinded by the light I covered my eyes I could not stand before Him The sinless Son of God I was not worthy to even approach Him I smelled of death I walked like death Sin all over me No power No strength Ashamed Then He cried out “Come Forth” His power stood me up His love started my feet to moving Still wrapped in my sin I could not hold back I could not stay where I was I had to come out Out of that grave Out of that sin Out of that death Into the brightness of His glory’ His mercy His grace Then He said ”Unwrap Him” The bindings of sin started to unravel I could feel the weight slip off of me I could feel the freedom all over me I was free Free Free from sin Free from doubt Free from fear No longer bound Basking in the light of His love Drinking of the living water Drawing from the well No more pain No more suffering No more darkness No more shame Then I praised Him I thanked Him I gave Him all the glory Shall the dead arise? Indeed they shall! They shall arise to praise Him Arise to bring Him honor Arise by the power of His mercy His grace His love Shout His praise Shout The victory is ours The stone has rolled away The bondage is all erased I am free!
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