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Because he lives

Because He lives. Gloria Gaither* (1942- ) and William J (Bill) Gaither* (1936- ).  This song is based on John 14:19c, ‘because I live, you also will live,’ a theme that is effectively supported by a soaring melody in the refrain. After the opening reference to the Incarnation (‘God sent his son, hey called him Jesus’), the first stanza turns to to the empty grave on Easter Day and its significance. Stanza two is about hope, even in uncertain days, because of the singular significance of the Resurrection event; and stanza three takes us to heaven where we will ‘see the lights of glory and… know [Jesus] reigns.’ This gospel song has offered hope for many people because of its connection...

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