Cross & Resurrection Songs

10 Apr

There are three songs I am listening to this weekend at we commiserate and celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus:

“Dark is the Night–Cold is the Ground” by Blind Willie Johnson

“Saving Grace” by Bob Dylan

“He’s Alive” by Don Francisco

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord JESUS CHRIST the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, FOR US AND OUR SALVATION, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was CRUCIFIED also for us under Pontius Pilate; He SUFFERED and was BURIED; and the third day HE ROSE AGAIN, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

–Nicene Creed 381 AD

Here are YouTube videos of all three songs:

Bonus video: “The Creed” by Rich Mullins, performed by Third Day


Posted by on April 10, 2009 in Life, Theology


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2 responses to “Cross & Resurrection Songs

  1. walk2write

    April 27, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Hello, Derek. I enjoyed listening to your sermon this morning at BAVC and then talking with you at the picnic in the park. You have a passion for Christ that is unmistakable and unshakable. Your challenge to us to be “quitters” (quit trying to be more like Christ and give the Holy Spirit free reign) awakened something in my soul that has been lying dormant for a while. Some people make living the Christian life seem so easy; I wonder why I struggle so. I know what I believe and why, and yet I periodically engage in this wrestling match with the Holy Spirit for control. There have been some major tests to my faith in the past few years, and while I’ve not failed completely, I’ve also not exactly passed with flying colors either. Anyway, I wanted you to know that you’ve given me a lot to think and pray about. Thank you! BTW, Third Day’s music isn’t bad, but Rich Mullins’ own version of his song The Creed was way better!

  2. derekvreeland

    April 29, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Wesley and I enjoyed our time with you guys at the BAV. Y’all have a great thing going there. Keep up the good work!


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