Intro: Am G Gsus G Am Am G Am The gates and doors were barred and all the windows fastened down. G Am I spent the night in sleeplessness and rose at every sound. Dm G Am Half in hopeless sorrow and half in fear the day G Am G Am Would find the soldiers breaking through to drag us all away. Am G Am And just before the sunrise I heard something at the wall. G Am The gate began to rattle and a voice began to call. Dm G Am I hurried to the window and looked down into the street G Am G Am Expecting swords and torches, and the sound of soldiers feet. Am G Am There was no one there but Mary so I went down to let her in. G Am John stood there beside me as she told us where she'd been. Dm Am She said "They moved Him in the night and none of us knows where. G Am The stone's been rolled away and now His body isn't there." Am G Am We both ran toward the garden, then John ran on ahead. G Am We found the stone and the empty tomb just the way that Mary said. Dm Am But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in was just an empty shell. G Am G Am And how or where they'd taken Him was more than I could tell. Am G Am Well, something strange had happened there, but, just what I didn't know. G Am John believed a miracle but I just turned to go. Dm G Am Circumstance and speculation couldn't lift me very high, G Am G Am Cause I'd seen them crucify Him, then I saw Him die. Am G Am Back inside the house again, the guilt and anguish came. G Am Everything I'd promised Him just added to my shame. Dm Am When, at last, it came to choices, I denied I knew His name. G Am G Am And even if he was alive, it wouldn't be the same. Am Am G But suddenly the air was filled with strange and sweet perfume. Am Am Light that came from everywhere drove shadows from the room. Dm G Am Jesus stood before me with His arms held open wide G Am G Am And I fell down on my knees and just clung to Him and cried. Am G Am He raised me to my feet and, as I looked into His eyes, Am G C Love was shining out from Him, like sun light from the skies. F G Am Guilt and my confusion disappeared in sweet release, Am G A A C G D Every fear I'd ever had just melted into peace. D A C He's alive .......... He's alive. G D He's alive and I'm forgiven, heaven's gates are open wide. D A C He's alive .......... He's alive. G D He's alive and I'm forgiven, heaven's gates are open wide. D A C He's alive .......... He's alive. G D He's alive and I'm forgiven, heaven's gates are open wide. A C G D A He's alive ........ He's alive ........ He's alive!