He Is Risen

Because you’ve risen I can rise
you’re the reason I’m baptized
you’re why I say glory to God when I get up
in the morning
If anyone asks why I believe
you’re the reason

Jesus, they feared you and killed you
as though you were an ordinary man
but little did they know
in dying and rising
you’d return with salvation’s plan

Because you rose
you left an empty grave
hardly used and its door rolled away
and you walked away
with the keys to our forever
so rejoicing and alive I can say…

because you’ve risen I can rise
you’ve gone before me, that is why
I’m not afraid
and I cry more tears of joy than sorrow
because the keys you hold
open all my tomorrows
because you’ve risen,
Lord, you have risen

© Joel Tipple