"Death In His Grave"

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Death In His Grave (Performance Video) from john mark mcmillan on Vimeo.

Though the Earth cried out for blood

Satisfied her hunger was


Billows calmed on raging seas

for the souls of men she craved

Sun and moon from balcony

Turned their head in disbelief

Their precious Love would taste the sting

disfigured and disdained

On Friday a thief

On Sunday a King

Laid down in grief

But woke with the keys

Of Hell on that day

The first born of the slain

The Man Jesus Christ laid

Death in his grave

So 3 days in darkness slept

The Morning Sun of righteousness

But rose to shame the throws of death

And overturn his rule


Now daughters and the sons of men

Would pay not their dues again

The debt of blood they owed was rent

When the day rolled a new


On Friday a thief

On Sunday a King

Laid down in grief

But awoke holding keys

To Hell on that day

The first born of the slain

The Man Jesus Christ

Laid death in his grave


He has cheated Hell and seated us above the fall

In desperate places he paid our wages one time once and for all

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14 comments
  1. Sam said:

    great song! hurry up and release the album!

  2. Marc said:

    I really like this song, and we have a guitar player at church who absolutely rocks the bridge. I actually like having that riff stuck in my head. But the odd use of words kind of drives me crazy. Do you really mean the "throws" of death? Or is that "throes"? And can you explain how Jesus "paid our wages"?

  3. Brett said:

    I think "paid our wages" refers to Romans 6:23; i.e. "The wages of sin is death…" It's "wages" because we justly deserve death, but "paid" because Jesus canceled our debt, "once and for all," by his own death.

  4. I meant "throes" and yes "wages" is a reference to Romans 6:23…

  5. josh said:

    Sooo where can i download that for my ipod?

  6. blake said:

    His songs just touch a part of the soul that only Gods presence can manage to find…John Mark has been an inspiration to me and my music. I struggle with the discernment of Gods will for my life…but John helps…

  7. CRYSTAL said:

    why isnt this version version on the album?? where do we download the performance version??

  8. CRYSTAL said:

    Come on John Mark, i hear this version of death in his grave, and i immediately order a cd ( from my local bookstore ) i go and pick it up this morning… and its not the same version!!! whats up with that…. please help!!!

  9. Jerod said:

    A couple months ago some friends introduced me to the Medicine. It has been a frequent companion since. Thanks John Mark, for making (good) music. Also, the cinematography in these videos is just fantastic. Good stuff all around.I do have a question. What amp are you playing through for this video? That tone is the tone I hear in my head and have been trying to find for a couple years now. It is just incredible!

  10. Graham said:

    What is James' guitar tuned to for slide?

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