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Death Was Arrested – Sunday Songs

We’re going to be using the song Death Was Arrested at MGPC in the weeks leading up to Easter 2019.
It is not an easy song to sing, but it is worth the effort.
I first heard it on Laura Story’s album Open Hands.

Here’s a video by the song’s originators, North Point.

This is a rendition by Laura Story.

And another by Aaron Shust.

The lyrics:
1.
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
2.
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
Refrain.
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
3.
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
Refrain.
4.
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
Refrain.
Bridge.
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
(Repeat)
When death was arrested and my life began
When death was arrested and my life began

Words and Music: Heath Balltzglier / Adam Kersh / Paul Taylor Smith / Brandon Coker
(C) 2015 Seems Like Music, Music At North Point, Adam Kersh Music, Bcoker Music, Centricity Songs, Paul Taylor Smith Publishing.