This song was written and recorded by Mark Bishop… included on his album, I Still Need Him.

Mark Bishop has one of the most distinctive voices in all of Gospel Music. He is also regarded as one of the preeminent Gospel songwriters of our generation. His songs have been recorded by several of today’s most popular Gospel Music groups. Once you have heard one of Mark’s thought-provoking songs, you’ll immediately know why Gospel Music lovers consider him one of the genre’s top singer/songwriters.
Mark’s musical roots trace back to Kentucky, singing on the front porch with his family. It was then that the Bishop family began to form a musical foundation that would usher them to the forefront of Gospel Music. During their career, The Bishops enjoyed enormous success across all outlets, with 27 national Top-40 songs, including 12 Top 5 songs and 3 #1 songs, while singing to full houses in Gospel Music venues and churches across the United States and Canada. The group received numerous awards and accolades from their fans and peers, and appeared on popular national TV programs including Nashville Now, The Grand Ole Opry, Crooke and Chase, The World Today with John Hagee, The Gaither Homecoming TV and Video series and many, many others.
Since embarking on a solo career in 2002, Mark Bishop has not missed a beat. He has been honored with multiple nominations and awards in a broad range of categories from leading Gospel Music publications and organizations. He is one of the select few soloists who have been invited to perform on the Main Stage of Gospel Music’s signature event, the National Quartet Convention. Over the past 30 years, Mark’s songs are staples on Gospel Music radio, accumulating numerous hits on the national airplay charts.
But, Mark would tell you his greatest successes are not measured by chart-topping songs, awards, sold out concerts, or television appearances. He is most proud of his family and equally grateful for their support of his efforts to share through song, the message of God’s love, mercy, and grace. Mark and his wife, Carolyn, have been married for over 30 years and have raised 2 wonderful daughters. They faithfully attend a small, country church where Mark’s dad is the pastor.

This song hears testimony from some of those involved in the events surrounding the cross… and the resurrection.
Bible Reference… Matthew 26:47—28:20; Mark 14:43—16:20; Luke 22:47—24:49;     John 18:1—20:23

My name is Matthew. You might have seen me,
preaching and singing on these dusty streets.
Just one of many who were following Jesus;
we were all witness to miraculous feats.
Maybe you just heard last week they took Him;
on Friday, my Lord was hung on a cross.
It’s been three days now, and I feel so empty;
it’s Sunday morning and I feel so lost.

My name is Mary. My heart is heavy;
I’ve cried so much, I can’t cry anymore.
How could this happen? He was so gentle;
I’ve never met a man like Him before.
How I adored Him; how I believed Him.
Such a sweet peace when He walked in the room.
I washed His feet, oh, but lately, I can’t sleep;
it’s Sunday morning, think I’ll visit His tomb.

My name is Peter. Maybe they told you
I had denied Him;I’m sorry it’s true.
He knew my weakness, still He forgave me.
I stood up to the soldiers, there were only a few,
but I felt His hand come to rest on my shoulder;
He lowered my sword “Is this what I’ve taught?”
That’s when they took Him; later, they beat Him.
It’s Sunday morning; I wish now I’d fought.

I am a soldier. I am a Roman.
I saw the wound in His side, cut so deep.
I have been stationed all night at His graveside,
but it’s Sunday morning, and I fell asleep.
There, in the darkness, the earth shook and trembled.
The tomb was found empty; the stone rolled away.
Mary left weeping; on the path was a stranger.
In the first light of Sunday, she asked Him His name. She asked Him His name…

“My name is Jesus!” He said, “My name is Jesus,
and I have returned from the grave.
In fulfillment of My Father’s plan, I marched into Hell, past the gates of that Kingdom. And, I have returned with the keys in My hand.
I am the Son of God! I’m the Redeemer!
I’m the great shepherd and I am the Lamb!
I was the crucified sacrifice Friday night,
but it’s Sunday morning and I am alive!
My name is Jesus! (Tell all the world He’s alive, He’s alive!)
My name is Jesus! (Tell all the world He’s alive, He’s alive!)


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