Jubilee College of Music

Always Singing...Dr. Smoak

A New Easter Song...

Last year, right before Easter, Phil Wickham released his new song about Resurrection entitled “Living Hope.” I encourage you to listen to the YouTube video of the song:

Wickham’s song is definitely based on scripture. Let’s look at each phrase of the chorus and find a scripture verse that the words are based upon:

Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free

Romans 8:1-2 (ESV)
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me

John 5:24 (ESV)
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

You have broken every chain

Romans 6:22 (ESV)
22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

There’s salvation in Your name

Acts 4:12 (ESV)
12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Jesus Christ, my living hope

1 Peter 1:3 (ESV)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, Yes, the resurrected Jesus is our “Living hope.” Hallelujah! He is alive! Thank you Wickham for the words of this Bible-based new song.