The Victor

This is one of my favorite Easter songs.  I love the picture that it paints, even if the theology may be a bit shaky.

The Victor

Swallowed into earth’s dark womb
Death has triumphed that’s what they say
But try to hold Him in the tomb
The Son of life rose on the third day
Look, the gates of hell are falling
Crumbling from the inside out
He’s bursting through the walls with laughter
Listen to the angels shout
Chorus:
It is finished, He has done it
Life conquered death
Jesus Christ has won it
His plan of battle fooled them all
They led Him off to prison to die
But as he entered Hades Hall
He broke those hellish chains with a cry
Listen to the demons screaming
See him bruise the serpent’s head
The prisoners of hell redeeming
All the power of death is dead
Chorus
Look, the gates of hell are falling
Crumbling from the inside out
He’s bursting through the walls with laughter
Listen to the angels shout
Chorus

Words and music by Jamie Owens-Collins. 
Copyright 1976 Communique Music (admin. by CMI). 
All rights reserved. 
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