Death Was Arrested

Written by Julie

On March 31, 2021

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

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

[chorus]
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

Released from my chains I’m a prisoner no more
My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore
He canceled my debt and He called me His friend
When death was arrested and my life began
[chorus]

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
[chorus]

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

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I love the picture this song portrays. We were alone, dead, lost; then love showed up and mercy entered and our life began–when death was arrested. Beauty replaced the ashes, the orphan heart was given a new name, dancing took the place of mourning–when death was arrested. We’re no longer slaves, no longer have to live in bondage to shame and fear–because death was arrested. It’s a great song–and it sounds great too! 😉 I listen to this acapella version by Hallal.

		
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Julie

Julie

Hi, I'm Julie, a 16 year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a sophomore in high school (Abeka Academy), and am starting my second year of violin lessons. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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