"No matter where I am, your teachings fill me with songs." - Psalm 119:54 (CEV)

Monday, April 21, 2014


Do days get any better?

Does news get any more profound?

He's alive!

He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

by Mary Schieferstein
©2014 Mary Schieferstein

The word spreads like fire through the city -
Best news I've ever heard, if it is true.
When the women went to prepare the body,
All they found was an empty tomb.

Is it really as the prophets spoke?
Has death been swallowed up in victory?
Oh, where are its plagues?
Where is its sting?

I really have to see this with my own eyes,
So I run as fast as I can go,
I lay eyes on the abandoned graveclothes
And set my hand on the rolled-away stone.
Is it really as the prophets spoke?
Has death been swallowed up in victory?
Oh, where are its plagues?
Where is its sting?

This Jesus, even death can't hold Him down!
This Jesus has conquered and He walks among us now!
I've heard it spoken from the lips of those who've seen,
I've been given all the evidence I need.

Because of this Jesus, His death, His Glorious Name,
Repentance and forgiveness can be proclaimed.
Never before have I felt such joy and such relief -
I'm in love and I am free!

And it's really as the prophets spoke,
Death's been swallowed up in victory!
Oh, where are its plagues?
Where are its plagues?
Where are its plagues?
Where is its sting?

And what kind of Glory has been revealed -
That God would be Just
And we'd be healed?

2014 Easter Songs Series:
Palm Sunday - Hosanna
Monday - House of Prayer
Tuesday - No One Ever Spoke Like This Man
Spy Wednesday - Who He Claims to Be
Maundy Thursday - Seder
Good Friday - What Have I Done?
Holy Saturday - This Wait
Easter Sunday - Victory



Bernadette said...


It has been a long, long time since I have either written for my own blog or stopped by yours to see what you are up to, but here I am. Checking in with you. I am praying for you today, and I really want to encourage you for all your hard work here. I can see that you are pouring your life out for Jesus, and that is my favorite thing to see…especially in a person so young. Thank you for setting an example fore the Believers in what you are doing here.

In Christ,
Bernadette (from thefreedomjournal)

CynthiaJSwenson said...

That is a great series of songs Mary! You did well! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

Mary said...

Bernadette! It's so wonderful to hear from you! I haven't written or read in a long time, either, but I so appreciate your words, prayers, and encouragement! It is support from people like you that keeps me doing what I'm doing. Thank you so, so much!

Mary said...

Thank you so, so much, Cynthia! You have no idea how timely that encouragement is! I am so appreciative of your support! Love and prayers for you, too, friend!

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