Chirst is risen from the dead

Trampling over death by death

come awake, come awake

Come and rise up from the grave

Those are the words in the chorus of Matt Maher’s song Christ is Risen, which is one that we will be working on as a worship team in the next few weeks in preparation for Easter. I really love the words in this song as well as the passion and the build up to a really great final chorus. Here is what Matt has to say about it from his website:

“God really is a genius (duh!). He used death to destroy death. He did not even have to lift a finger. He literally tricked death into destroying itself. Jesus used the process of death to completely eradicate it. So now it just becomes a process of transformation, now it is a window or a doorway. Every Easter in the Ukraine, congregations chant the phrase, “Christ is risen from the dead trampling over death by death, and redeeming us from the grave”. I thought, “that is an amazing thought to sing. We should sing it in the west.”

Check out the song below: