Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Grave Robber

I am working on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 today trying to write and application section. As I am doing it I am reminded of a song from my youth. The Christian rock group Petra had a song titled Grave Robber that is based on 1 Thessalonians 4 and 1 Corinthians 15. All and all it's pretty good theology.

Like the Thessalonians, I still retain my hope for resurrection.



Here's the lyrics to the song.


There's a step that we all take alone
An appointment we have with the great unknown
Like a vapor this life is just waiting to pass
Like the flowers that fade, like the withering grass

But life seems so long and death so complete
And the grave an impossible potion to cheat
But there's One who has been there and still lives to tell
There is One who has been through both heaven and hell

And the grave will come up empty-handed that day
Jesus will come and steal us away

Where is the sting, tell me where is the bite?
When the grave robber comes like a thief in the night
Where is the victory, where is the prize?
When the grave robber comes and death finally dies

Many still mourn, many still weep
For those that they love who have fallen asleep
But we have this hope though our hearts may still ache
Just one shout from above and they all will awake

And in the reunion of joy we will see
Death will be swallowed in sweet victory

Where is the sting, tell me where is the bite?
When the grave robber comes like a thief in the night
Where is the victory, where is the prize?
When the grave robber comes and death finally dies

When the last enemy is done, from the dust will come a song
Those asleep will be awakened, not a one will be forsaken
He shall wipe away our tears, He will steal away our fears
There will be no sad tomorrow, there will be no pain and sorrow

Where is the sting, tell me where is the bite?
When the grave robber comes like a thief in the night
Where is the victory, where is the prize?
When the grave robber comes and death finally

Where is the sting, tell me where is the bite?
When the grave robber comes like a thief in the night
Where is the victory, where is the prize?
When the grave robber comes and death finally dies 

3 comments:

  1. Rock on! I remember that song. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. LOL... I still have the vinyl somewhere and curr have on my iTunes ;-) good stuff. (if you need blast from past, also have some Rick Cua, Silverwind, Stryper (saw them bout 2 yrs ago), amy grant, david meece, etc etc)

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  3. I've never heard it but that sounds like a great song!

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