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I was dead in my transgressions, wandering in sin
I went searching for redemption down the road that had no end
I was walking through this fire, I was living on the run
With my flesh lost in desire, I was drowning in the flood

But God
Rich in mercy
You came to save me
Now I’m alive
But God
Strong and mighty
You reached down for me
So I could rise
Now I’m alive

I am far from being perfect, there are days that I regret
On this battlefield, I struggle with the lies that I have lived
I have fallen short of glory, I can’t make it on my own
If You kept record of my past, I’d been sinking like a stone

But God
Rich in mercy
You came to save me
Now I’m alive
But God
Strong and mighty
You reached down for me
So I could rise

Publishing: By Jason Ingram, Zach Williams, and Jonathan Smith
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Writer(s): By Jason Ingram, Zach Williams, and Jonathan Smith

About This Song

a few notes from Joe B., Music Director

"Following the near death of Jay Weaver, the passing of Mike and Jay Weaver’s father on Christmas Day 2017, and the cancer diagnosis of their mother, the release of “Alive” represents a definitive statement of life for one of Christian music’s biggest headlining touring artists." - Ross Cluver, CCM Magazine

I can't help but think about Romans 3:23 & Romans 6:23 every time I hear this song and there is such a freeing frame of mind it leaves me with. I was a wretched prisoner on death-row, and deserved to be there, with no hope of reconciliation or escape. The cost of my freedom was way beyond my comprehension to even understand it, much less pay it. Then, the very one I hurt swooped in and willingly paid that ultimate price to set me free! We are free! We are alive! I do believe listeners will love this song, but I'm also hopeful it will help remind them that the price has already been paid for through Jesus' death. But, also that is not where the story ends! Jesus is alive! And He has made a way for us to also be alive!

Alive was co-written by Zach Williams, “As the Lord used ‘Redeemed’ to touch Zach’s (Williams) life, He is now using a song that Zach wrote that so deeply speaks to where we are. This song came in its perfect timing, with us coming out of a hard life season and into a season of light. We cannot wait for everyone to hear a song that means so much to us as a band.” - Mike Weaver, lead singer.

Related Verses in the Bible

Ephesians 2 | 1 Corinthians 15:22 | 2 Corinthians 5:17 | 2 Corinthians 5:21 | Romans 3:23 | Romans 6:23 | John 3:16 | John 11:25-26 | John 5:24 | Romans 6:4 | Psalm 23 | Romans 8:2 | John 15:5 | 1 Peter 3:18 | Colossians 3:1 | Colossians 2:12 | John 3:3 | John 1:14 | Philippians 3:20-21 | 1 Peter 5:6-7 | Titus 2:13 | Hebrews 9:15 | Revelation 21:4 | Revelation 1:18