Because He Lives

Author: Gloria Gaither

Gloria Gaither (born March 4, 1942) is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and also sang in the Bill Gaither Trio, one of the most influential groups in recent Christian music. She was born Gloria Lee Sickal in 1942 in Michigan, a daughter of pastor Lee Sickal and Dorothy Sickal. She spent most of her childhood and high school career in the Battle Creek area of Michigan, working a brief time for the Kellogg Company. When Sickal graduated from high school, she attended Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. There, she triple majored in English, French, and Sociology. Upon her graduation, she took a job at Alexandria Monroe High School as a French teacher. There, she met Bill Ga… Go to person page >

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Text Information

First Line: God sent his Son, they called him Jesus
Title: Because He Lives
Author: Gloria Gaither (1971)
Author: Bill Gaither (1971)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Because he lives, I can face tomorrow
Copyright: © 1971 William J. Gaither, Inc. All rights controlled by Gaither Copyright Management.



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African American Heritage Hymnal #281

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #545

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #407

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #449

CCLI Top 100 #53

CCLI Top 100 #81

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #620

Chalice Hymnal #562

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #669

Complete Mission Praise #52

Favorites Number 9: A Collection of Gospel Songs #15

Hymnal: A Worship Book #345

Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #204

Hymns of Faith #169

Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #180

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #303

Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #43


Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #361

Moravian Book of Worship #706

Praise y Adoración: a bilingual hymnal : un himnario bilingüe #88a

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #238

Rejoice Hymns #387

Sing Joyfully #275

The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #358

The Christian Life Hymnal #192

The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #744

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #213

The New National Baptist Hymnal #106


The United Methodist Hymnal #364

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #153

The Worshiping Church #238

This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #93

Worship and Rejoice #447

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #285

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