This is another one of those hymns that has just a part of my worship time since before I can remember. A bright, cheerful song that states what we know – “our God, He is alive!”
Have you ever thought about these phrases? He framed the worlds! He tinted the skies! Men may search for the germ of life but will not find it. So many truths – the prophets heard God’s voice, He speaks from His inspired word, God alones understand so much.
But what about that fourth verse? Our God, whose Son upon a tree; a life was willing there to give. That He from sin might set man free, and ever more with Him could live.
What a lovely, thrilling, amazing reminder that God is the one in charge, in control, and that He and He along has offered us the gift of salvation. We cannot get it without HIM! We cannot live with HIM without that setting free from sin that He accomplished on the cross.
God is so good!
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Our God, He Is Alive
words and music – A. W. Dicus (1966)
1 There is, beyond the azure blue;
A God, concealed from human sight.
He tinted skies with heav’nly hue
And framed the worlds with His great might.
There is a God, He is alive,
In Him we live and we survive;
From dust our God created man,
He is our God, the great I Am.
2 There was a long, long time ago,
A God whose voice the prophets heard.
He is the God that we should know,
Who speaks from His inspired word.
3 Secure, is life from mortal mind,
God holds the germ within His hand,
Though men may search, they cannot find,
for God alone does understand.
4 Our God, whose Son upon a tree,
A life was willing there to give,
That He from sin might set man free,
And evermore with Him could live.