Resurrection Day


Matt Maher

This song started as a completely different song, which was also called "Resurrection Day." It was more of a personal narrative about the characters surrounding the story of Calvary: reflecting on the prayer of the thief on the cross; the role of Mary. The song never really amounted to anything, but I always loved that title "Resurrection Day." When I was writing songs for this CD, I pulled out a demo of that song and didn't really like any of it. So I started from scratch and just started writing around what the cross can do, what God's glory can do.

It's the weight of your glory;
brings the proud to their knees.
And the light of revelation lets the blind man see.
It's the power of the cross;
breaks away death's embrace.
And we celebrate our freedom,
dancing on our broken chains.

Roll away the stone . . . roll away the stone . . .

I really wanted the pre-chorus to be something that transitions into talking about the "who, what, where" aspects of God, and into our response. The stone rolling away is such a transitional image of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. It is a powerful image because an element of death (the stone covering the tomb) is being moved to signify new life. It's this new life in Christ that we are called to celebrate, to live out freely.

We sing for joy, we shout your name.
We celebrate your resurrection day.
Sing for joy we shout your name.
We celebrate your resurrection day.

There it is: singing for the joy of the Lord; shouting out the name of the God who saves; celebrating what he has accomplished at the wedding feast of heaven and earth.

The second verse just expands the vision of what Christ did through his saving power on the cross into his saving power for all nations. He declares his love for all peoples, and he declares his sovereign reign over all by the blood of the Lamb.

You declare what is holy;
you declare what is good.
In the sight of all the nations
you declare that you are God.
It's the power of your blood;
breaks away sin's embrace.
And we celebrate our freedom
dancing on our broken chains.

- Matt Maher

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