Ain't No Grave

Over Easter someone played me this song by Molly Skaggs & Bethel Music. The chorus is from Brother Claude Ely's original song, composed in 1934 when he was sick with tuberculosis aged 12. The verses reflect on Molly Skaggs testimony of overcoming shame and fear, the song is described as a marriage of the old and the new. Whether it's 'your kind of music' or not, I hope you can appreciate the power, the encouragement and the challenge in this song.



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Oh, shame is a prison as cruel as a grave Shame is a robber and he's come to take my name Oh, love is my redeemer, lifting me up from the ground Love is the power where my freedom song is found

There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down When I hear that trumpet sound I'm gonna rise up outta the ground There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down

Oh, fear is a liar with a smooth and velvet tongue Fear is a tyrant, he's always telling me to run Oh, love is a resurrection and love is a trumpet sound Love is my weapon, I'm gonna take my giants down

There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down When I hear that trumpet sound I'm gonna rise up outta the ground There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down

Oh, there was a battle, a war between death and life And there on a tree, the Lamb of God was crucified And He went on down to hell, He took back every key He rose up as a lion and He set all captives free

There ain't no grave Could hold His body down There ain't no grave Could hold His body down When He heard the trumpet sound He rose up outta the ground

There ain't no grave Could hold His body down There ain't no grave Could hold His body down

There ain't no grave Could hold my body down There ain't no grave Could hold my body down

Oh, if You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too

Oh, we'll sing about it, yeah If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too I'm following Jesus If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too Oh, if You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too If You walked out of the grave, I'm walking too

There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down When I hear that trumpet sound I'm gonna rise up outta the ground

There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down

There ain't no grave Gonna hold my body down


Songwriters: Claude Ely / Jonathan David Helser / Melissa Phillips Helser / Molly Kate Skaggs Ain’t No Grave lyrics © Bethel Music Publishing