Church of the City - Jesus is Risen Lyrics

Jesus is Risen Lyrics

Verse 1
Our King was nailed to the cross 
Like love could be broken  
Our Savior breathed in His last
Like hell had a moment  
They laid Him down in a grave
Like hope could be stolen  
They covered Him up with a stone
Like it could hold Him  

Chorus 1
Jesus is risen! He is alive!
Look in the tomb: there is hope we can find
The curse has been lifted and we are forgiven
He is alive
Jesus is risen    

Verse 2
He kicked down the door of death
Our God is victorious  
Yeah, breaking every stronghold of sin
By His blood He restored us  
Triumphant with life in His hands
He did it all for us  
The Lion and Lamb overcame
Our Savior is glorious

Chorus 2
Jesus is risen! He is alive!
Look in the tomb: there is hope we can find
The curse has been lifted and we are forgiven
He is alive

Crown Him, crown Him
Jesus Lord of all 
Hail Him, hail Him
Jesus Lord of all 
Crown Him, crown Him
Jesus Lord of all 
The High King forever
Jesus Lord of all  

Song Story New Song Cafe

Chad Robert Cates, Ileia Hook interview, New song Cafe in franklin tennessee and man talk about this song a little bit. I know you guys were working on new music and we got some songs over and this was a song just we originally just kind of like put a finger what an amazing song especially as we're talking we're coming up on the Easter season, and what an incredible a song for that but really year round uh but Ileia I'll start with you just talk a little bit about the song inspiration how you guys wrote it together yeah you know what 

Ileia Hook: "Funny enough as we come up on this season, this year we actually started writing this a year ago. so as we were coming up on the Easter season last year we started thinking about. what are some ways we could tell this story and remember Christ's sacrifice, but in a way that's a little bit different than it's been told. So we just started thinking and dreaming about just the imagery of what actually happened he was a king but yet he was nailed to that cross and you know. It's like they thought love could be stolen or the enemy thought that hope could be stolen or all these different pieces in the way that we were packaging it i guess you could say and just being creative about it. But Chad I love what you said we were talking about this earlier just about how what the Lord wanted to do would just never be stopped i would love if you would just share a piece of that.

Chad Robert Cates: "The first verse of this song is like there were so many things, so many people and forces trying to stop Jesus from doing the purpose that he had for us. There was no stopping the resurrection bringing resurrection in us. Just looking back on the story like if you were there that time you're like oh it seems like hope is lost. But God had a plan for our restoration and was going to bring it about.

I love all of those as if statements in the verses but talking about that yeah just like you know trying to thought hope was stolen you know as if you could stop him 

Ileia Hook: "Really powerful Jesus is risen but god right you know it's just. We loved that imagery of it and to remember that and to sing that was powerful for us as we were uh right now and i love how this goes into that that bridge is really kind of like it's the celebration moment you know where it's that crown him, crown him you know you're actually celebrating at that point the risen king. You talk about the resurrection but then there's a moment where we just celebrate Yeah that resurrection yes and in that second. I love just talking about how the lion and lamb overcome and you're right it just crescendos into that bridge where we talk about we're putting that crown on us we're casting down our crowns at his feet and we're putting that crown on his head He is worthy absolutely worthy.

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