"Death in His Grave" as written by and John Mark Mcmillan....
Though the earth cried out for blood
Satisfied her hunger was
Billows calmed on raging seas
For the souls of men she craved
Sun and moon from balcony
Turned their head in disbelief
Precious love would taste the sting
Disfigured and disdained

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a king
Laid down in grief
But woke with the keys
Of hell on that day
First born of the slain
The man Jesus Christ laid
Death in his grave

So three days in darkness slept
The morning sun of righteousness
But rose to shame the throes of death
And overturn his rule
Now daughters and the sons of men
Would pay not their dues again
The debt of blood they owed was rent
When the day rolled anew

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a king
Laid down in grief
But woke holding keys
To hell on that day
The first born of the slain
The man Jesus Christ laid
Death in his grave

On Friday a thief
On Sunday a king
Laid down in grief
But woke with the keys
Of hell on that day
First born of the slain
The man Jesus Christ laid
Death in his grave

He has cheated hell
And seated us above the fall
In desperate places he paid our wages
One time, once and for all


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"Death In His Grave" as written by John Mark Mcmillan

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    General CommentMaybe he used "thief" because Jesus was hanged beside a thief, therefore he was basically equal to the thief. Another way of saying that he was condemned? Just a guess

    Great song :)
    And exactly what I was thinking! The lyrics are so poetically written
    dsDrummer218on January 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is filled with similes and metaphors describing the event of Jesus' death and resurrection. The song is absolutely beautiful. John's Blog explains the song line by line including calling Jesus a "thief" here: johnmarkmcmillan.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/death-in-his-grave-a-line-by-line-commentary/
    rhinoryan120on May 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSo poetic. The Medicine is probably my album of the year...so great.
    Vices7861on August 04, 2009   Link

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