Resurrection Day

from Resurrection Day by Karl Dallas

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I don't like the name Easter, because it commemorates a pagan goddess. To me, "Easter Sunday" should be called Resurrection Day. I composed these words on that day in 1994, went into church with no tune, but the Holy Spirit gave me a tune. By the end of the first verse the entire congregatioon was clapping and singing along. Hallelujah!

lyrics

It’s Resurrection Day!
It’s Resurrection Day!
Jesus Christ is risen and he’s washed my sins away!
It’s Resurrection Day!
It’s Resurrection Day!
Take your brothers and your sisters by the hand
and say It’s Resurrection Day!

Yesterday I dressed in mourning,
Today I’m dressed in gold!
The old times are a-changing
And the new times are foretold!
I want to shout out loudly,
I want to sing and dance:
This is the day that the Lord has made
And I’ve got a second chance!

It’s Resurrection Day!
It’s Resurrection Day!
Jesus Christ is risen and he’s washed my sins away!
It’s Resurrection Day!
It’s Resurrection Day!
Take your brothers and your sisters by the hand
and say It’s Resurrection Day!

My body once was living
And my spirit it was dead
And I know I can be born again
As I take the Wine and Bread.
We build a new tomorrow
On the ruins of the old!
I once was weak and wilful
But now I’m strong and bold:

It’s Resurrection Day!
It’s Resurrection Day!
Jesus Christ is risen and he’s washed my sins away!
It’s Resurrection Day!
It’s Resurrection Day!
Take your brothers and your sisters by the hand
and say It’s Resurrection Day!

credits

from Resurrection Day, released March 18, 2013
Words & music: © Karl Dallas/EMI Music, Easter Sunday, 1994

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