Encouragement Through Song

Last week, at our worship service, we sang the song, You Are Our Hope by Sovereign Grace. I thought, “Wow! This is the soundtrack for my series!” It was faith building to sing aloud, proclaiming Jesus is my Hope. Singing aloud affirms these truths to our hearts as we encourage one another. This song is all about how the Resurrection impacts our life, in particular our encounters with the brokenness around us and in us. Our Savior rose from the grave and reigns forever. This part of the gospel, this aspect of both his finished and ongoing work, is key for our hope. “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. `Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied” (1 Cor. 15: 17-19). Praise God–in Christ we have hope in this life AND the life to come because He has been raised!

You Are Our Hope

VERSE 1
Comfort for weary sinners
Strength for the struggling saint
Jesus Christ has risen from the grave
Peace when the waves are pounding
When voices of hope sound faint
Jesus Christ has risen from the grave
How can grief remain when our Savior reigns?

CHORUS
You are our hope, You are our joy
You are our overcoming King
So we sing “Hallelujah, Jesus is alive!”
Risen from death ascended on high
Glorious by the Father’s side
So we sing “Hallelujah, Jesus is alive!”

VERSE 2
Power to fight temptation
The world and the devil’s lies
Jesus Christ has risen from the grave
Purpose in all our suffering
And joy that will never die
Jesus Christ has risen from the grave
How can grief remain when our Savior reigns?

TAG
Jesus, victorious in the heavens exalted
Jesus, give us eyes to see Your glory

© 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP).

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