"But let me tell you something wonderful, a mystery I’ll probably never fully understand.

On signal from that trumpet from heaven, the dead will be up and out of their graves, beyond the reach of death, never to die again. At the same moment and in the same way, we’ll all be changed. In the resurrection scheme of things, this has to happen: everything perishable taken off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable, this mortal replaced by the immortal.

Then the saying will come true: Death swallowed by triumphant Life! Who got the last word, oh, Death? Oh, Death, who’s afraid of you now?" (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52b-55)

Anxiety and fear
A life in chains
A clammy hand that grips the heart
Squeezing the joy out of everyday life

The perishable will clothe itself with the imperishable
(The mortal clothed with immortality
The mortal clothed with immortality)
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?

Inadequacy, shame
A notion of being small, nobody, nothing
A pain from deep within,
knowing I'm not the one I should have been

"It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three - sin, guilt, death - are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)

Loneliness, emptiness
Withdrawing into myself
Confused about truth
Lost in the egocentric sphere of my pathetic life

O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
(The mortal clothed with immortality
The mortal clothed with immortality)
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?


Lyrics submitted by Octavarium64

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