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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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    UnregisteredJul 24, 2012 at 1:08 am
    As the next day has yet to arrive it is sometimes very hard to get past the night before, worrying and uncertain what the outcome will be tomorrow. But because he lives, tomorrow brings a new meaning because our living god, our lord has already paid the price for our ransom and we pray from victory not for victory. Remembering all his promises, I know that tomorrow will always be worth living because he lives. My lord is real and he is always with me in all my circumstances. Because he lives, I can trust that no matter what tomorrow brings, he is by my side watching over me and guiding me, and delivering me from any difficulties that may abound. Because he lives, I have faith to carry on.
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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    Because jesus lives, we don't need to fear and worry about the future. Our lord will never ever let us down. If he has given us his life, what else in this world can he not give us? Though we may be uncertain of what is going to happen in the future, we can be certain that jesus will always be there for us! He did not just die for us on the cross but he also rose up in his grave to show us that he is not a dead god, he is the god who lives forever and ever!
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    surrender21May 15, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    No matter what I am facing in life its not too hard for god to handle. When jesus came to the earth and took on the form of man, he experienced all of the things we have to deal with daily. Jesus died on the cross for our sins and this allows us to make mistakes but have the grace of god to come out of sin and get ourselves right with god. When a child is born parents often worry about how tough life will be for the child but we have assurance through gods word that because jesus has already made a way for us, we can make it!
    One day this journey will end, we will have fought many spiritual and physical and mental battles but we look forward to the day we will be caught up to dwell with jesus in heaven.
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    This song has such meaning and depth to my personal life, there is not one day that goes by without thinking how great my god, our father in heaven above is. This song always humbles me and I know that we have a race that needs to be won. It always brings tears to my eyes. All because my savior lives and I know that I can face tomorrow because he lives ~ praise be to god almighty now and forever more!

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