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O Praise the Name (03/09/20)

By Bill Vander Byl

As we are not able to return to church yet (as oppose to other churches) and
in effect we were unable to celebrate Easter, (this song is one of my
favourite Easter songs) and are not allowed to sing in churches at the
moment, this song reminds us about Easter and we can sing along with it at
home if we play the Hillsong.

Below is an extract from the Salvation Army:

“The essence of song helps us reflect on the Easter story. It’s the story of the cross, of Jesus’ resurrection and of the greatest love story in history.”

“‘I cast my mind to Calvary’ – The first line encourages us to sing as if we were actually there on that day. As you sing this, begin to imagine what it would have been like to look up at the Saviour hanging on the tree as he breathed his last. Romans 5:8 tells us: ‘God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ This song is a story of love and of rebirth. Anástasis’ is the Greek word in the New Testament translated as ‘resurrection’ – Jesus’ resurrection that leads us to respond to his great love for us. The last verse give us a reference to Jesus’ return and our response on that wonderful day.”

“This is a story as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago. It’s his story and it’s our story. It was real then and it is real now.”

My niece’s church in Clayton Surrey Vancouver also performed this which you can watch following this link:

Watch O Praise the Name (Anástasis’) by Hillsong here:

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