Death was Arrested

Song written by Adam Kersh, Adam Coker, Heath Balltzglier, and Paul Taylor Smith

Capitol CMG Publishing, Music Services, Inc.

CCLI# 7046448

Overview

This song is a narration of the Gospel, specifically, the idea that man is fallen and needs redemption from a dark lostness to newness of life and freedom through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It starts quiet and ends in a riot of celebration of freedom.

Keys

Personally, I love to sing this song in A. It’s right at the top of my “doable but won’t blow a vocal chord” range. It shouts and exults in the “free free” portion of the song.

Use in Worship

This song is useful any and everywhere in the service. You can open with it, you can close with it. I like it to finish the worship set on a high note.

Lyrics

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin
Lost without hope with no place to begin
Your love Made a way to let mercy come in
When death was arrested and my life began

Ash was redeemed only beauty remains
My orphan heart was given a name
My mourning grew quiet my feet rose to dance
When death was arrested and my life began

Oh, Your grace so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You

Released from my chains I’m a prisoner no more
My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore
He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend
When death was arrested and my life began

Oh, Your grace so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You
It’s your endless love
Pouring down on us
You have made us new
Now life begins with You

Our savior displayed on a criminal’s cross
Darkness rejoiced as though heaven had lost
But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand
That’s when death was arrested and my life began

Oh, we’re free, free
Forever we’re free
Come join the song
Of all the redeemed
Yes, we’re free free
Forever amen
When death was arrested and my life began


Categories: Worship

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