'Ain't No Grave' Molly Skaggs And Bethel Music Acoustic Performance

'Ain't No Grave' Molly Skaggs And Bethel Music Acoustic Performance

Molly Skaggs, daughter of country legend Ricky Skaggs, performs an acoustic rendition of ‘Ain’t No Grave.’


This classic song is attributed to Claude Ely of Virginia. The spiritual tune has been around for decades and has been covered by countless artists, including Johnny Cash.

“There ain't no grave
Gonna hold my body down
There ain't no grave
Gonna hold my body down
When I hear that trumpet sound
I'm gonna rise up outta the ground
There ain't no grave
Gonna hold my body down”

Molly Skaggs shared her thoughts on ‘Ain’t No Grave’ on her website saying, “Ain’t No Grave” is rooted in old-time Appalachian gospel music. It is a marriage of the the old, with Brother Claude Ely’s original chorus and the new, my personal testimony of overcoming fear and shame, woven into each verse.

For me, this song is steeped in the reality of Jesus and what He has done for me and my community. This is an anthem for ANYONE who is ready to follow Jesus and walk out of the graves in their daily life. “Ain’t No Grave” is a testimony of faith, a song for those who are ready to shake off the victim mentality and stand up in the truth of who they really are.”

“Shame is a prison as cruel as a grave
Shame is a robber and he’s come to take my name
Love is my redeemer lifting me up from the ground
Love is the power where my freedom song is found.”

These powerful words are a true reminder that there is power in the Name of the Lord.