This song was written by Michael Neale; it was recorded by Phillips, Craig, & Dean… included on their album, Top Of My Lungs.

Michael Neale (born February 6, 1972) is an award-winning writer of contemporary Christian music, performer, and storyteller. In 2012, Neale won a Dove Award for Your Great Name, which won the “Worship Song Of The Year” category; he co-wrote the song with Krissy Nordhoff. He resides in the Dallas area and is the Lead Worship Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church.

Juggling dual vocations as both pastors and recording artists for more than 2 decades, Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean have created an impressive body of work inspired by what God is doing in their lives and their respective churches. For more than 2 decades, the trio has churned out some of Christian music’s most enduring hits.

This song describes how Jesus saved the day when He sacrificed Himself for all on the cross.
Bible Reference… John 3:16; 5:11,24; 8:24; 10:9; 11:25; Romans 5:8; 10:9,12; 2Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:16

The darkest day in history was over; all was lost on the cross.
Beaten, battered, bruised beyond description; You gave it all. What went wrong?
This couldn’t be the end of Heaven’s story
’cause You came to save… to beat the grave.
Three days and now they’re looking for Your body,
but You were gone. And now I know…

        You saved the day… the day You rolled the stone away!
        The empty grave is there to say You reign!
        You saved the day; You tore the holy veil away!
        You opened wide the prison gates! You saved the day!

Rescued from the shackles of my failure; in the dead of night, You shined Your light.
Your gift of love is hope that springs eternal. And, because of You, all things are new.

        Oh, God, You rescued me from my iniquities.
        Your gift of love is hope that springs eternal.
        And, because of You, all things are new. (CHORUS)


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