천사가 여자들에게 말하여 이르되 너희는 무서워하지 말라 십자가에 못 박히신 예수를 너희가 찾는 줄을 내가 아노라 ; 그가 여기 계시지 않고 그의 말씀하시던대로 살아나셨느니라 와서 그의 누우셨던 곳을 보라 The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified ; He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay (마태복음 Matthew 28:5~6)


The gates and doors were barred, all the windows fastened down I spent the night in sleeplessness and rose at every sound ; Half in hopeless sorrow and half in fear the day would find the soldiers breakin’ through to drag us all away


And just before the sunrise, heard something at the wall the gate began to rattle and a voice began to call ; Hurried to the window, looked down into the street expecting swords and torches and the sound of soldier’s feet


There was no one there but Mary, so I went down to let her in John stood there beside me as she told us where she’d been ; She said, “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 the empty tomb just the way that Mary said ; But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in was just an empty shell and how or where they’d taken Him was more than I could tell.


Well, something 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, ’cause I’d seen them crucify Him then I saw Him die.


Back inside the house again, the guilt and anguish came everything I’d promised Him just added to my shame ; When at last it came to choices, I denied I knew His name even if He was alive it wouldn’t be the same


Suddenly the air was filled with strange and sweet perfume Light that came from everywhere drove shadows from the room ; Jesus stood before me with His arms held open wide and I fell down on my knees and just clung to Him and cried


He raised me to my feet, and as I looked into His eyes, love was shining out from Him like sunlight from the skies ; Guilt in my confusion disappeared in sweet release, and every fear I’d 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!


We Will Stand (2015) ; Forgiven (1977)

Don Francisco





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