Ain’t No Grave

That day / between the Cross / and the Resurrection.

Do you feel it? Do you feel the confusion? Do you feel the fear? The fear and confusion the disciples felt that day between Christ’s death on the cross and the day of His Resurrection. We don’t have that fear because we know how the story ends. But they didn’t. Not yet.

This spiritual needs no introduction…heart and soul will know it instinctively. The Truth of our Resurrection. For without the Resurrection we are naught but dust in the end. And that is what the disciples may have thought they were facing on that day/ between the Cross /and the Resurrection.   -g.w


1 Corinthians 15: 1-4

The Resurrection of Christ

15: 1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried,that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures….

The Resurrection of the Dead – 1 Corinthians 15: 12-22

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man,the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

14 thoughts on “Ain’t No Grave”

  1. I’ve not heard that version of the song. Very nice. Added to my collection now. I used to have it on cassette tape by a guy I’d never heard anyone else knowing, but maybe he was famous among those I never met. Russ Taff was his name.

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    1. The group that did those recordings got together for a limited time. I can find only about 6 or 7 they recorded together. I hope I can find more though. Glad you liked it. 🙂

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      1. I played and sang a “Mean” rendition of a Russ Taft song for a church offertory in my younger years when Russ was with the Imperials Gospel Quartet. Got in trouble as I recall…look up “Water Grave” by Russ Taft.

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          1. Back then It was a church afraid of a good beat to the music. “The only good beat is a heart beat kind of church” i kind of play keyboard with a lot of beat and syncopation…usually. It’s quite different now.

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            1. I’ve known people like that.

              I love music with a good beat. I love to praise the Lord with stringed instruments, whether I play them myself or dance to the tunes created by talented musicians.

              Sing to the Lord with all of my heart! Sing to Him a new song!

              My spirit is uplifted even if the words in the songs are secular. The music either moves me or it doesn’t. The sounds that affect us are so individual.

              It is God, however, that I worship. Not the musician. I pray for many famous musicians, that they trust Jesus. May they play for Him in heaven and may we dance and sing along!

              There are great musicians who love the Lord but are not singing from the Psalms. Then, too, there are great songs of praise written by imperfect people.

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  2. I just spoke at my Mother in laws graveside. My last words with her were about that “Hope”. She had it. She was not overly thrilled about the story of the little boy who saw the big pile of dirt in the cemetery and exclaimed “Look dad, one got away!” Yep, we are wired for hope! Good stuff G.W.

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