There is no end to the things you can write about Christ. And though that gives you unlimited material to work with, it also presents a challenge. How do you narrow it down? I started thinking about the idea for this song -- Because Jesus did [this], I have [this] -- and the lyrics flowed. Until I got to the end: "Because He gave me everything He had to give..." Then what? I had to narrow it down to a specific list, but a really broad, specific list. Broad and specific -- good luck with that! Finally, I came up with five things: I breathe, I see, I hope, I love, I live. As you sing it, I hope you'll recognize that these five things represent a thousand other blessings you and I have. Because of Him.
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(Vocal Solo with Alto)
Sheet music for Because is now available in German and Spanish.
(Because - German)
(Because - Spanish)
Because He walked with men I know the way.
Because He calmed the storm, I’m not afraid.
Because He bowed beneath all things, He lifted me above.
Because He shed His blood for me, I know His love.
And I will praise forever the Savior of the world.
And I will sing together with all the saints on earth.
Because He gave to me everything He had to give.
I breathe, I see, I hope, I love, I live.
Because He conquered death I’ll live again.
Because He is my friend, I’ll follow Him.
Because He felt all grief and pain, He makes my burden sweet,
And when He comes to earth again I’ll kneel before His feet.
Our Primary kids big and small request to sing this song every week. It always brings someone in the room to tears because of the passion and reverence. It is a sure way to get the kids to feel the spirit.
You give - not just a song - but an emotional journey that leaves us all a bit better and more inclined to keep on trying. Thanks for continuing to listen to the inner promptings that we might all be blessed. What a marvelous and wonderful song!
When I need to feel the spirit I always come to this song. It brings tears to my eyes and it is just so uplifting! Thanks for sharing and for touching my spirit.