Because He Lives (Amen); Matt Maher

Regular listeners have heard a lot about Matt Maher lately as we are promoting two area events that he will be performing at. I chose to blog about a song that he co-wrote as during commercial production I was able to pick and choose which songs we would feature in the radio spot. The song “Because He Lives” has such a catchy hook (Amen, Amen, I’m alive, I’m alive because He lives) and makes you listen a little bit deeper to the entire song, which is the reason for a hook in the first place. Just the lyrics Amen, Amen cause you turn to scripture where Jesus was about to say something very important, or it has been translated into truly, truly, or certainly, certainly. Meaning, what follows is very important. That being “I’m alive because He lives”. The Son of God is the reason for overcoming everything, as the lyrics mention sin, shame, and fear. How many times have we been steeped in sin or shame? Well, what Matt is telling you the listener is that Jesus will roll away your stone and through His mercy will call your name inviting you to joy in everlasting life. It is up to you to join the one that never ends as He holds your life, your future in His hands. Give the song a listen, you can find it on Matt’s album “Saints & Sinners” from 2015. Or catch him at The Fest this year or in Canton on September 17th.

Because He Lives (Amen)         Matt Maher

I believe in the Son
I believe in the risen One
I believe I overcome
By the power of His blood

Amen, Amen
I’m alive, I’m alive
Because He lives
Amen, Amen
Let my song join the one that never ends
Because He lives

I was dead in the grave
I was covered in sin and shame
I heard mercy call my name
He rolled the stone away

Amen, Amen
I’m alive, I’m alive
Because He lives
Amen, Amen
Let my song join the one that never ends

Because He lives
I can face tomorrow
Because He lives
Every fear is gone
I know He holds my life my future in His hands

Amen, Amen
I’m alive, I’m alive
Because He lives
Amen, Amen
Let my song join the one that never ends

Amen, Amen
I’m alive, I’m alive
Because He lives
Amen, Amen
Let my song join the one that never ends
Because He lives
Because He lives

Writer(s): Daniel Carson, Chris Tomlin, Bill Gaither, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Gloria Gaither, Ed Cash

“Saints & Sinners” (2015)