Lyrics for O Praise the Name (Anástasis)

This post contains the lyrics for O Praise the Name (Anástasis) by Hillsong Worship. Link to the chords and a Chinese translation are included. 



I heard this song in church and was immediately drawn to it. I was intrigued by the word “Anástasis” in the title and so I looked it up.

It is Greek for resurrection. Jesus’ resurrection gave us hope for the future, hope despite our failings. I saw Christian leaders failed publicly this year and it dismayed me. But when I turned my eyes to Jesus (like in the lyrics, cast my mind to Calvary), all these does not seem to matter. When I reflect on the story of the Cross, of resurrection, I realised it is a rescue mission for failed people.

VERSE 1:
I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds His hands His feet
My Saviour on that cursed tree

VERSE 2:
His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone

CHORUS:
O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord oh Lord our God

VERSE 3:
And then on the third at break of dawn
The Son of heaven rose again
O trampled death where is your sting
The angels roar for Christ the King

VERSE 4:
He shall return in robes of white
The blazing sun shall pierce the night
And I will rise among the saints
My gaze transfixed on Jesus face

(You can find the chords here)

Chinese Translation (Traditional Form)

This is written in the traditional text, now only used in Taiwan.

VERSE 1:

我心思想加略山上

耶穌流血為我捨身

見祂傷痕在祂手腳

救主掛在那木頭上

VERSE 2:

布裹屍首 淚水浸透

安放祂在約瑟墓裏

巨石封閉在墓道口

彌賽亞祂獨自安息

CHORUS:

讚美祂名 我的主我神

讚美祂名 直到永遠

永無止境 高唱讚美祢

喔主 我主我神

VERSE 3:

在第三日黎明之時

天國之子祂已復活

死亡毒鉤全被勝過

天使高唱基督是王

VERSE 4:

身穿白袍 祂將再臨

耀眼陽光穿透黑暗

與眾聖徒一同復活

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