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shai linne - Jesus Is Alive
(from the album The Atonement)
© copyright 2008

Elvis is dead, Picasso is dead/
Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin are dead/
Marilyn Monroe is dead/
However Jesus is Alive/
Brando is dead, James Brown is dead/
Princess Di and John Lennon are dead/
Biggie and Pac are dead/
However Jesus is Alive.

Verse 1:
Give praise to King Jesus, the blessed Son/
Victorious, glorious resurrected One/
To Him belongs the power, glory and honor/
Ascended where He sits at the right hand of the Father/
At the cross He made atonement- His people He saved/
After three days He was raised in defeat of the grave/
By faith the elect behold Him, His scepter is golden/
He must have been hot or slippery because death couldn’t hold Him/
The spotlight is on today’s icons/
In a thousand years, nobody will care- their light’s gone/
But at that time, Christ will still shine bright/
He’s not in the limelight- He is the limelight/
Criminal minded, you’ve been blinded/
Looking for the body of Jesus—You won’t find it/
We never lack spirit, letting you cats hear it/
Because His tomb is empty like most secular rap lyrics.

Plato is dead, Socrates is dead/
Aristotle and Immanuel Kant are dead/
Neitzsche and Darwin are dead- however/
Jesus is Alive/
Buddha is dead, Mohammed is dead/
Ghandi and Haile Selassie are dead/
Elijah Mohammed is dead/
However Jesus is Alive.

Verse 2
Throughout history there’s been mad religious leaders/
Prophets, preachers, scholars, teachers/
But when it came to the grave, no one could climb out/
That’s where Jesus stands alone like taking a ‘timeout’/
And don’t be mislead—I got a level head/
No resurrection, Christianity would have never spread/
The disciples weren’t stupid guys who would ruin their lives/
And then choose to die for what they knew was a lie/
That would be beyond ridiculous- Nah, the issue is/
The risen Christ seen by 500 eye-witnesses/
Imagine 500 people in a court of law/
Each of them taking the stand reporting what they saw/
If their stories lined up and made sense/
The evidence would have to leave you convinced/
But still it’s by faith that we trust and praise the Son/
Who was raised for our justification.

Nero is dead, Constantine is dead/
Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun are dead/
Alexander the Great is dead/
However Jesus is Alive
Napoleon is dead, Lao Tzu is dead/
Che Guevara and Henry VIII are dead/
Saddam Hussein is dead/
However Jesus is Alive.

Verse 3
Through faith in Christ, we’ve been saved from hell/
Because He’s risen, it means we’ll be raised as well/
In glorified bodies fit for the new earth/
For now, we participate in the new birth/
The universal reality of the true church/
With resurrection power, watch the Spirit do work/
United with Christ, we reside in His light/
Abide in His might, keep in stride as we fight/
The pride in our life, the lies and the spite/
We strive to be wise as He guides through the night/
He’ll chide and He’ll slice- recognize that He’s right/
His brightness inside lights our eyes and it’s tight/
(He) decided to die to wash white all our strife/
His life was the price to delight in His wife/
He told death “sike” just to rise like a kite/
All eyes on the Christ—let’s prize Him tonight.

Pharaoh is dead, Cyrus is dead/
Darius and Sennacharib are dead/
Nebuchadnezzar is dead/
However Jesus is Alive/
Caesar is dead, Herod is dead/
Annas, Caiaphas and Judas are dead/
Pontius Pilate is dead/
However Jesus is Alive.