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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!

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Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds 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 holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

And then one day, I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to vict'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 holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!



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    Jon Mills NelsonDec 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    I lost a friendly bet to my then pastor. I was so certain I was correct that if I lost the bet, I would sing a solo in church...something I had never before done or even thought of doing. I lost the bet. I chose "Because He Lives" because it meant so much to me and I believed confidence would overcome fear. I am now in my mid-70's, and while I still shudder at my one and only public solo attempt many years ago, this song remains my all-time favorite and its message is still my rock! Merry Christmas, world!
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    Maria Q TorresJan 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    It is true Because He lives , I can face tomorrow.
    Because He lives, all fear is gone;.
    Because I know He holds the future,
    And life is worth the living,
    Just because He lives!
  • d
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    Dee Ann ArnesonDec 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    I remember that! I don't think you went down in flames as badly as you thought. Or not. :-) Love you!
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    Because jesus lives, i also will live and be thankful for everything. To god be the glory great things he had done amen!
  • u
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    UnregisteredJul 24, 2012 at 3:46 am
    That there is always promise, there is always a comfort, and a future for the faithful. No matter what, we have tomorrow, and when we die, there's even more, far more than we can imagine.

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