Christian Music: Don Francisco - He's Alive

In 1980, Christian music pioneer Don Francisco won a Dove "Song of the Year" Award, for his recording "He's Alive".

Written from the point of view of Peter, one of Jesus' Disciples, just after His crucifixion and death on the cross.

The song puts into emotion what the disciples must have felt in the hours and days after Jesus' death and then the excitement of discovering the empty tomb!


Visit Don Francisco's website to learn more about his career and current ministry.


Peter & John Run to the Sepulchre
(Saint Pierre et Saint Jean courent au sépulcre)
James Tissot




John 20:1-8 (NIV)

The Empty Tomb

20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.


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  1. This is such a good one, totally love it.
    You sure are blessing my heart this evening. :)


  2. I am so pleased that you enjoyed this song and am especially grateful that you are feeling blessed Child of God!!

    Your comment has blessed me in return for sure!! : )

    Thank you so much!!

  3. Lovely words in this song Jephyr, and so true. Jesus is as alive to us today as He was to others two thousand years ago, and has reunited us with the Father we were separated from. How beautiful!

  4. I agree Brenda! Although it's taken me a lifetime to truly understand the full meaning of what Jesus did on the cross. Indeed we are re-united with God through that act!

    Thank you for commenting! :)