Vocal Duo Singing ‘Because He Lives’ Reminds Us That God Is Still In Control

Rae Cecilia and Kelsey Brasher beautifully perform the classic hymn ‘Because He Lives.’


The song was written by Bill and Gloria Gaither. In the late 1960s, as they were expecting their third child, Bill was diagnosed with mononucleosis. This period became a time of mental anguish for Gloria, and the stress of bringing a child into the world at this time was overwhelming for her.

How sweet to hold
Our newborn baby
And feel the pride
And the joy that he gives
But greater still
The calm assurance
We can face uncertain days
We can face uncertain days
Because he lives

On New Year’s Eve, as she sat in the living room, Gloria was filled with calmness and a serene assurance that only the Lord can provide. She felt reassured that their future was secure in God’s hands. The birth of their son brought them even closer to God, and they felt a renewed sense of His control over their lives. This experience inspired them to write ‘Because He Lives,’ which has since become one of the most beloved Christian hymns.

And because he lives
I can face tomorrow
Because he lives
All fear is gone
Because I know he holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because he lives

Today, as Rae Cecilia and Kelsey Brasher perform this uplifting hymn, we are reminded that no matter the challenges we face, we can find peace and assurance in God’s sovereignty.

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