because he lives lyrics – wanda jackson

because he lives
writer bill gaither

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.

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

how sweet to hold a newborn baby,
and feel the pride and joy he gives;
but greater still the calm *ssurance:
this child can face uncertain day 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 vict’ry,
i’ll see the lights of glory and i’ll know he reigns.


/ wanda jackson lyrics