The Story of "Because He Lives": A Beloved Christian Hymn of Hope and Faith
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The hymn "Because He Lives" is a beloved hymn that has been sung by millions of people around the world since it was first written in 1971. The song was written by Bill and Gloria Gaither, a husband-and-wife duo who have composed over 700 Christian songs together.
The story behind the hymn begins in the late 1960s when Gloria Gaither was pregnant with their third child. At the time, the couple was facing many challenges in their personal and professional lives, and Gloria was especially worried about bringing a child into such an uncertain world. Despite their fears, the couple held onto their faith and trusted that God would guide them through whatever trials they might face.
It was during this time of uncertainty that Bill Gaither wrote the lyrics to "Because He Lives." The words of the hymn reflect the couple's deep belief in the power of God to overcome any obstacle and bring hope to those who put their trust in Him. The chorus of the hymn proclaims:
"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives"
The hymn quickly became popular and was included in many church hymnals. You can usually count on it to be a part of your Easter Sunday service!
Over the years, "Because He Lives" has continued to inspire and uplift people in times of joy and sorrow. The hymn's simple yet powerful message of hope and faith in God's love has touched the hearts of countless individuals and remains a beloved hymn in the Christian tradition.
We pray our "Because He Lives" hymn board reminds you that you can trust your future in God's hands, because of the hope we have in Jesus Christ!
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