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Death in His Grave

Another amazing song by John Mark McMillan

Though the Earth Cried out for blood
Satisfied her hunger was
Her billows calmed on raging seas
for the souls on men she craved

Sun and moon from balcony
Turned their head in disbelief
Their precious Love would taste the sting
disfigured and disdained

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a King
Laid down in grief
But awoke with keys
Of Hell on that day
The first born of the slain
The Man Jesus Christ
Laid death in his grave

So three days in darkness slept
The Morning Sun of righteousness
But rose to shame the throes of death
And over turn his rule

Now daughters and the sons of men
Would pay not their dues again
The debt of blood they owed was rent
When the day rolled a new

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a King
Laid down in grief
But awoke holding keys
To Hell on that day
The first born of the slain
The Man Jesus Christ
Laid death in his grave

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a King
Laid down in grief
But awoke with keys
Of Hell on that day
The first born of the slain
The Man Jesus Christ
Laid death in his grave

He has cheated
Hell and seated
Us above the fall
In desperate places
He paid our wages
One time once and for all

Rap portion lyrics:
Caught by the fall, lost in the wind
I was fully clothed, covered in my sin
soul was just a wound, Will this ever mend?
Thoughts in the womb, This is just the end
this is just the end

Quickly losing sight, Didn’t see the light
Never saw the day, all I saw was night
Man, I was blind, heard this voice inside
open up your eyes, I saw the Son rise
He rose with the keys to that dreadful place
Death hit his knees, you should’ve seen his face
Never to return, we’ll never see his face
The man Jesus Christ gladly took our place
The wages of our sin, yes, the cost was great
Stumbling to death to standing firm in grace
And now, I’m alive! Yes, I’m alive
and what I feel inside is something I can’t hide
My hate drove the nails, My pride pierced His side
On the cross before He died,
looked the thief right in the eyes
He said, “you will be in Paradise tonight,
Son, you will be in Paradise tonight”
God the Father and the Son He gave put
Death in his grave!!

Here’s a link to John Mark McMillan’s blog giving a line by line commentary on this song.

http://johnmarkmcmillan.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/death-in-his-grave-a-line-by-line-commentary/

 
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How He Loves

How He Loves is a song by independent artist John Mark McMillan for his second studio album, The Song Inside the Sound of Breaking Down. The song was successful despite the album’s independent release, and has been covered by several well-known artists within the Christian music industry (David Crowder Band, Kim Walker, Todd Agnew, New Breed, Flyleaf, The Glorious Unseen). The song has sentimental meaning for McMillan, who wrote it following the death of a dear friend who, during a church staff meeting, prayed out loud “If it would shake the youth of a nation, I will give my life today.” McMillan was awakened in the middle of the same night by a phone call; the friend had been killed in a car crash.[1] He wrote How He Loves the next morning as,”A celebration of a God who would want, to hang with us…despite who we are”. [2] The song took more than a year to surface in the Christian mainstream, but has gone on to become a commonly played worship song on Christian radio and throughout church organizations. – Wikipedia

 
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