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We sing "Because He Lives" by Matt Maher regularly at First Riverview. It has a beautiful melody and is easy to follow lyrically; but, what makes the song so powerful is the message of courage for today and hope for tomorrow.

I love hope-filled songs, don't you? Especially now. I'm so sick of being inundated with negative campaign ads that leave me feeling like there's no one worth voting for. As a matter of fact, what makes being a Worship Arts Pastor so incredibly awesome is that I'm forced to learn and lead hopeful, God centered songs every day. In other words, I'm consistently reminded to "walk in newness (literally 'freshness') of life".

Do you want a fresh start to each new day? Then put on the praise and worship music, open the word, and ask God to revive and refocus your walk. 

I believe in the Son
I believe in the Risen One
I believe I overcome
By the power of His blood

Amen, Amen
I'm alive I'm Alive
Because He Lives

Amen, Amen
Let my song join the One that never ends
Because He lives


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Written by Doug Hewitt
Doug Hewitt is the Worship Arts Pastor at First Riverview.  He has been leading worship for over 20 years and is gifted vocally and instrumentally.  He shares more devotionals on his personal blog.