Don Francisco

He's Alive

Don Francisco

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He's Alive

Written by Don Francisco

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!      


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