Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday's Mourning Ministry - Redeemer

Monday's Mourning Ministry


This song, Redeemer, by Nicole C. Mullen was a favorite of Merry Katherine’s. She loved to belt it out, singing along with her stereo in the privacy of her bedroom. And how it ministered to her mommy’s heart as we played the song at her funeral. At the end of the song in the version Nicole sang “in Merry Katherine’s bedroom” and played at her funeral, Nicole sang,

“I know He’s alive; I talked with Him this morning,”

I could literally see Merry Katherine in Heaven, talking with Jesus face-to-face that morning of her funeral, and it brought life to me in my darkest hour…


Nicole C. Mullen

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning?

And who taught the ocean you can only come this far?

And who showed the moon where to hide till evening?

Whose words alone can catch a falling star?


Well I know my redeemer lives!

I know my Redeemer lives!

All of creation testifies;

This life within me cries

I know my Redeemer lives!

The very same God that spins things in orbit

He runs to the weary, the worn, and the weak,

And the same gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken,

They conquered death to bring me victory!


Now I know my Redeemer lives!

See, I know my Redeemer lives!

So let all creation testify,

Let this life within me cry,

I know my Redeemer– (Guess what y’all)

He lives to take away my shame; (O TY Jesus!)

He lives forever I'll proclaim

That the payment for my sin

Was the precious life he gave—

But now He's alive and

There's an empty grave!

And I know my Redeemer lives!

(You see I know my Redeemer lives!)

I know my Redeemer lives!

(I know that I know,

I know that I know; I know that I know…)

I know my Redeemer lives!

I know my Redeemer lives!

(See I know that My Redeemer lives

And because He lives I can face tomorrow!)

He lives! He lives!

(O thank You Jesus!

You see the tomb is empty, y’all!

He lives! Can I get a witness that He lives?

He walks and talks; He moves and breathes—

He really lives!

So, we gotta tell everybody,

He lives…

(He lives!

Yeah, yeah, yeah!)


The last verse of the version played at Merry Katherine’s funeral:

And I know my Redeemer lives

I know my Redeemer lives

Let all creation testify

Let this life within me cry

I know my Redeemer

I know my Redeemer lives

I know my Redeemer lives

I know my Redeemer lives

Because He lives I can face tomorrow

He lives! He lives!

I spoke with Him this morning!

He lives! He lives!

The tomb is empty!

{See for this version.}

And because He lives, and He lives in her, I have the promise that my baby lives too...

But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.
Romans 8:10-11

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
John 11:25


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