Saturday, April 3, 2010

HE LIVES

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!

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!


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 victory,
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives!

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!

21 comments:

Tania said...

Praying for you! Sweet and moving post.

Stephens Family News said...

I have always loved this hymn...and now I love it even more! God's blessings to the sweet Williams family this Easter!

Cristi said...

I love this hymn. The way you have put it here makes it even more touching. I love that first picture of Jonah! I dont remember seeing it before. God bless you and yours this Easter. Thanks for the post.

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

Love this song/hymn. What a special way to share it! Thank you for that. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter Sunday with all of God's glory!

Denise said...

This is just perfect... brought tears to my eyes... you've crossed that river with Gabe; and you've held the newborn baby with Jonah...

The day my 4 year old daughter was dedicated, her father and I sang "Because He Lives" as part of the morning service. One of the elderly members of the congregation had died that week and it just seemed so appropriate - the contrast with the new life and the one that was experiencing new life "on the other side."

May you and yours have a very blessed Easter... bet Jonah will like the "candy!" My Mum took my little girl on an egg hunt today... I just wished I'd been there to see it!

Denise said...

I meant my daughter is 4 now - she was just a few weeks old when dedicated... sorry for the confusion!

Mae said...

Beautiful

rameelin said...

Gabe's flowers are gorgeous. Have a happy Easter! Thinking of your family today...

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Thank you. So beautiful

Rebecca said...

Beautiful.

Laura A said...

Praise be to God! This is a beautiful hymn.

Praying for you, Matt and sweet Jonah! Hope Jonah is much better today!

Love,
Laura

Amber said...

Tears, tears, tears. This was my grandmother's favorite hymn, and I miss her so much on this Easter day. And I have to tell you this too--the word verification made-up word I have to enter to post this is "copingly"--no lie! How appropriate. What a blessing and picture of Jesus you are, Patrice.

brightleigh said...

Great post....thinking of you and missing you ALL!

Hutch & Meg said...

ABsolutely amazing!!! Love reading your blog!

Lin said...

I love, love, love this hymn. It has always been a favorite of mine. God Bless you and your family!!

Nora Lee said...

Amen. A beautiful and moving post. Bless you and your family this Easter.

mary said...

What a touching post. The pics are beautiful -- praying for you!!!

The Strosniders said...

amen.
i love old hymns.
this gives me chill bumps.
i'm so looking forward to heaven!

Gilda said...

Beautiful post, thank you for reminding us what was the reason for Easter. Hope you all had a wonderful one. Your Gabe's flowers are beautiful.

Sandy said...

Oh Patrice . . . this is so precious. Your family is so special.

Love and prayers,
Sandy Moore

Melissa said...

Beautiful. Thank you for posting this along with the pictures. A sweet reminder of my Joshua's grave marker, for many reasons. Bless you, sweet mama Patrice.