Made us Alive. Michael Bleeker

Made Us Alive

The weight of all of my shame- Released when you came -And gave up your life
The freedom you give in your grace- Chains broken replaced -With your own life

We sing to the One who has made us a l i v e
We sing to the One who has made us a l i v e

Crucified with Christ, No longer we live, But Christ lives within
You’re crowned with many crowns, Our praises resound, To Jesus our King

We sing to the One who has made us a l i v e
We sing to the One who has made us a l i v e

There on the cross He bore our sins
And then imparted righteousness
And now we stand here justified
Now we live because He died

We sing to the One Who has made us alive
We sing to the One Who has made us alive
We sing to the One Who has made us alive
We sing to the One Who has made us alive (2nd x – We sing, oh we s i n g)

REFLECTIONS

This is again one of my favorite songs. It was written by Michael Bleeker and Seth Jones, and I love the tune as well as the theology present here. When I hear songs like this there is such a joy that bubbles up inside of me. When I start singing those first two lines- that I was sinful and that I’ve been forgiven and set free, that tends to set the tone for the rest of the song. The power of the gospel is everywhere, and the good news of God is ever present in every lyric.  I sing these lines, “we sing to the one who has made us alive’ and at times I can feel myself begin to well up in sheer gratitude  that in my unworthiness and in the horror and shame of my old life, my dead corpse of a soul, that Christ made me alive and instilled his spirit in men. What depths and richness! As well, the bible verses where the lyrics come from are easy to see. 1 Peter 2:24- “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.” 2 Corinthians 5:20-21- Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Galatians 2:20- I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Definitely a good song to crank

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