Because He Lives

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"Because He Lives" is one of the most famous hymns written by wedded songwriters Bill and Gloria Gaither. Its lyrics praise the sacrifice and salvation found in Jesus Christ through faith. Find the scriptural inspiration for its lyrics, the story of its authors, and music videos of this hymn below!

God sent His Son, they called him Jesus,
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died, to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." ~ John 3:16-17

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

"But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life." ~ Titus 3:4-7

"If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you." ~ Romans 8:11

Songwriters Gloria Gaither (1971), Bill Gaither (1971) Published by © 1971 William J. Gaither, Inc. All rights controlled by Gaither Copyright Management.

The Story Behind Because He Lives

Gloria Gaither, born March 4th, 1942, is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and also sang in the Bill Gaither Trio, one of the most influential groups in recent Christian music.

William James Gaither, born March 28th, 1936, is an American singer and songwriter of Southern gospel and contemporary Christian music. He has written numerous popular Christian songs with his wife Gloria; he is also known for performing as part of the Bill Gaither Trio and the Gaither Vocal Band (GVB). In the 1990s, his career gained a resurgence (as well as the careers of other southern gospel artists), as popularity grew for the Gaither Homecoming series.

Gaither and his wife, Gloria, have written many songs including: "The Longer I Serve Him," "Because He Lives," "The King Is Coming," "Sinner Saved By Grace", "Something Beautiful," "He Touched Me", "It Is Finished," "Jesus, There's Something About That Name" "I'm Gonna Sing", and "Let's Just Praise The Lord." His songs have been performed by Christian artists (David Crowder Band, Carman, The Imperials, Sandi Patty, The Cathedral Quartet, The Speers and the Heritage Singers), country singers (The Statler Brothers), and pop artists (Elvis Presley).


'Because He Lives' Classic Performance From The Oak Ridge Boys
Live Performance of 'Because He Lives' by Alabama
Gaither Vocal Band Performs 'Because He Lives' At Billy Graham Funeral
'Because He Lives' From The Singing Contractors

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