He is Risen!

He is Risen! debuted in 1991 as a companion musical to What Think Ye of Christ? Also a 60 minute musical, it depicts those who interacted with Jesus from the time of His resurrection to His ascension.  The company is comprised of a large chorus, and the soloists are pulled from within the chorus.  Many of the songs in He is Risen! are appropriate for solo or choral performances in worship services.

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01. Hold That Child
Look at those children! Look at their mothers!
Mothers, do you know the treasures you’re holding?
That time is so short, that time of sweet loving;
Holding, protecting your baby from harm

Try to teach kindness, try to teach mercy.
Teach them to love and to walk in the light,
Soon they are grown up – gone from our safe arms.
Soon they must see all the evils of life.

So hold that child, hold that child!
Hold that child, love that child!
While he is small give him all of your love.
Hold that child, hold that child!
Hold that child, love that child!
Soon he is grown up and then he is gone

I had a child. He was a good boy
Yesterday’s baby and then He was grown.
Our time was so short – our time of sweet loving.
Then he was gone from His mother’s safe arms.

This is the third day since He’s been gone.
Oh, how these mother’s arms ache just to hold Him.
He faced the evil. He faced the darkness….

So hold that child, hold that child!
Hold that child, love that child!
This is the third day….

02. He is Risen!
He is not here: He is risen!
Behold the place where they laid Him.
He is not here: He is risen!
He is risen from the dead!

Why seek ye the living among the dead?
Do ye not remember what He said?
“The Son of Man must be crucified
And the third day rise again.”

He is not here: He is risen!
Behold the place where they laid Him.
He is not here: He is risen!
He is risen from the dead!

He lives again! The savior lives!
Soon you each will see!
He lives again and He will reign
For all eternity!

He is not here: He is risen!
Behold the place where they laid Him.
He is not here: He is risen!
He is risen from the dead!

He is Risen from the dead…
From the dead!

03. From the Graves
He has opened the graves
We have waited long for this day.
All that He created mourned His death
The earth groaned.
The rocks were rent.

Oh we are the ones lived and died before He came
For years we waited in our graves.
This is the day when we can live again,
For Christ has broken death’s bands.
The dead now live!
All Saints arise with Him.
The earth yields up here dead.

We are the prophets of old
We believed the things that they foretold.
We kept the commandments of the Lord
We Knew He’d come!
The Holy One!

Oh we are the ones lived and died before He came
For years we waited in our graves.
This is the day when we can live again,
For Christ has broken death’s bands.
The dead now live!
All Saints arise with Him.
The earth yields up here dead.

Ev’ry word that Jesus spake is true.
Follow the commandments he has given you.
If you really want to live with God,
Oh, hear, we pray,
The things we say!

For we are the ones who lived and died before He came.
Soon before Him we will kneel.
And this is the day when we can live again!
We know His power is real!
Because the dead now live!
All saints arise with Him!
We go to live with God!
We go to live with God!

04. Is He Real?
They said He’s alive again – how can that be?
They say they have seen Him today.
How can He really be? Could it be? How could He?
Yet, He is not in the grave…

Yes, I remember the words that He spoke
Of dying, then living again
But they say He’s more than a spirit returned.
They say that He’s truly a man!

Is he real? Oh, is He real?
They say that He looks like a man!
Is He real? Oh, is He real?
Oh, I need to see Him again!

What is a glorified man really like?
When all doors are locked, He appears!
They said that He walked with them, talked with them, ate with them.
They said He calmed all their fears.

But except I shall now feel the prints of the nails
In each of His hands and His feet,
Except I shall thrust my own hand in His side,
I will not ever believe

That He is real. How could He be real?
Oh, how I wish He could be!
Is He real? Can He be real?
I can’t believe ’til I see!

Dialogue

Yes, He’s real! I know He’s real!
Forgive me my doubting, I plead.
He is real! Oh, He is real!
Though you can not see, still believe!

For He will always be
For all Eternity,
Alive, Immortal,
Real!

05. Feed My Sheep
“Feed my sheep” the Master tells us.
“If thou truly lovest me,
“Feed my sheep. Feed my lambs.
“Oh, feed my sheep.”

“Lovest thou me?” was His question.
“Lovest me above all else?
“Wilt thou serve?
“Canst thou feed my little sheep?”

“For I go to my Father,
“Then who will care for these?
“Who will help them? Who will teach?
“Who will guide? Who will lead?”

“Lovest thou me?” thrice He questioned.
“Lord thou knowest that I love Thee!”
“Oh, if thou lovest me then be my hands here,
“Because I need you, and they need you!
“Feed my sheep.”

“Feed my sheep” the Master tells us.
“If thou truly lovest me,
“Feed my sheep, Feed my lambs.
“Oh, feed my sheep.

06. We Will Go!
We will go and teach the world.
We will go and preach His Word.
We have been called and we have been chosen.
We will obey His command!

We will go and teach the world. We will go and preach His Word.
We will go and teach the world. We will go and preach – we will go!

There are people in the world
Who need to hear the Word.
We can bring them greatest joy.
The great gospel needs to be heard!

We will go and teach the world.
We will go and preach His Word.
We have been called and we have been chosen.
We will obey His command!

We will leave our homeland
And gladly serve the Lord.
We will serve Him all our days
And if we are called to give more,
We will gladly give our life for Him
As He gave His for all…

We will go and teach the world.
We will go and preach His Word.
We have been called and we have been chosen.
We will obey His command!

We will go!
We will go!
We will go!

07. Peace Be Unto You
Peace be unto you.
Peace be unto you.

Is your heart troubled? Are you afraid?
Is your spirit tired? Have you strayed away?
Oh, don’t despair! There’s hope for you –
A peace as strong as arms around your soul.

Peace, Peace, Peace, Where is Peace?

If you learn of Him and hear His words,
Walk in meekness of His ways,
Then Peace is yours, the Peace of Christ
Like loving arms wrapped warm around your soul.

Peace, Peace, Peace, Peace He is Peace

No matter what the future brings
if you have Peace, you’ll make it through.
Why do you wait? You know it’s true!
With Peace and open arms He waits for you!

He gives Peace not as the world gives peace.
He’ll give Peace to you!

08. He Will Come Again!
Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing
Into the heavens where Jesus has gone?
He goes to live with God, on the right hand of God.
And He will live in Heav’n until His greatest day is come.

Then He will come again. He’ll return to earth
In power and great glory.
He will come again. He’ll return to earth.
In the same way He has gone, He will come!

The prophets promises will then all be fulfilled,
When Jesus comes again, descending from the clouds.
Who’ll be the lucky ones to be here when He comes,
When He shall reign as King on earth as He now reigns in Heaven?

Then He will come again. He’ll return to earth
In power and great glory.
He will come again. He’ll return to earth.
In the same way He has gone, He will come!

He will come!
He will come!

09. Praise the Lord!
Praise Him ye heavens! Praise Him ye heights!
Praise Him ye angels! Praise Him sun and moon and stars of light!

Praise His name! Praise His name!
Praise His name! Praise the Lord!

Praise Him ye waters above the heavens!
Praise ye His name for He commanded and you were created.

He has made them for ever and ever. His decree shall never pass.
Who will praise the Lord of heaven? Who will praise the First and Last?

Earth and deep! Fire and hail!
Snow and wind fulfilling His word!
Mountains, Hills, fruitful trees!
Beast and birds! Who will praise the Lord?

Kings of the earth!
All people here!
Both young and old!
All that He made!

Praise Him ye heavens! Praise Him ye heights!
Praise Him ye angels! Praise Him sun and moon and stars of light!

Praise His name! Praise His name!
Praise His name! Praise the Lord
Praise His name! Praise His name!
Praise His name! Praise the Lord!

10. Where is Jesus Now?
Where is Jesus now? I know it’s true that He’s alive.
But I wish I could have lived back then!
I could have walked with Him, heard His every word.
Tell me, where are you today?

I know that He lives even though He is not here.
I don’t have to see to believe – I can feel it!
Can you feel it too?
I know that He will come again.

Where is Jesus now? I know it’s true that He’s alive.
I do. I don’t have to see to believe!
Where does He live now? Does He look the same?
Tell me, where are you today?

I know that He lives even though He is not here.
I don’t have to see to believe – I can feel it!
Can you feel it too?
I know that He will come again!

Where is Jesus now? Do you know that He’s alive?
I do. We don’t have to see to believe!
Where is Jesus? He is risen!
He is risen from the dead!
He is risen from the dead!

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