Johnny Cash - He's Alive lyrics

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Johnny Cash - He's Alive lyrics

The gates and doors were barred And all the windows fastened down I spent the night in sleeplessness And rose at every sound Half in hope of sorrow And half in fear the day Would find the soldiers breakin' through To drag us all away And just before the sunrise I heard somethin' at the wall The gate began to rattle And a voice began to call I hurried to the window Looked down into the street Expecting swords and torches And the sound of soldiers' feet But there was no one there but Mary So I went down to let her in And John stood there beside me As she told me where, she'd been "They've moved Him in the night And none of us knows where The Stone's been rolled away And now His body isn't there" We both ran toward the garden Then John ran on ahead We found the stone and empty tomb Just the way that Mary said But the windin' sheet they wrapped Him in Was just an empty shell And how or where, they'd taken Him Was more than I could tell Oh, somethin' strange had happened there Just what I did not know John believed a miracle But I just turned to go Circumstance and speculation Couldn't lift me very high I'd seen them crucify Him And I saw Him die Back inside the house again The guilt and anguish came Everything, I had promised Him Just added to my shame When at last it came to choices I denied, I knew His name And even if He were alive It wouldn't be the same Suddenly the air was filled With a strange and sweet perfume Light that came from everywhere Drove shadows from the room And Jesus stood before me With His arms held open wide I fell down on my knees And I just clung to Him and cried He raised me to my feet And as I looked into His eyes The love was shining out from Him Like sunlight from the skies Guilt in my confusion Disappeared in sweet release And every fear I ever had Just melted into peace He's alive, He's alive He's alive and I'm forgiven Heaven's gates are open wide He's alive, He's alive He's alive and I'm forgiven Heaven's gates are open wide He's alive, He's alive He's alive and I'm forgiven Heaven's gates are open wide He's alive, He's alive, He's alive, He's alive