February 8

Alan Jackson Proclaims that Jesus is Alive in His Song “He Lives”

Do you know where our Savior is? Where do you think God resides? We have our own idea where God may be. Some believe that he is sitting in His throne in heaven, while others like to believe that God exists in our hearts. But, whatever it is you believe in is fine. The only thing that matters is that you have learned to have faith in God.

Alan Jackson He Lives
Photo Credit: Alan Jackson/ Official Facebook Page

Precious Memories Volume II

In 2013, Alan Jackson released his album Precious Memories Volume II. This was his follow up album after his top-performing album Precious Memories in 2006. On his second album, Jackson included eleven traditional gospel songs. One of which is the hymn “He Lives.”

The Album’s Tracklist

  1. “Amazing Grace”
  2. “He Lives”
  3. “Just As I Am”
  4. “Love Lifted Me”
  5. “O how I Love Jesus”
  6. “Only Trust Him”
  7. “There Is Power in the Blood”
  8. “Precious Memories”
  9. “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
  10. “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder”
  11. “Wherever He Leads I’ll Go”

Chart Performance of the Album

Jackson never released any single from his album. Therefore, none of them entered the chart. However, his album performed well like his previous gospel album. Precious Memories Volume II reached number five on the Billboard 200. In addition, it secured a position on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums chart.

“He Lives” Cover

“He Lives” was written in 1933 by Alfred Henry Ackley. The song is also known to be “I Serve a Risen Savior.” Some religions don’t approve of this song because it tells us that Jesus lives in our heart, which is contrary to the Bible’s teachings.

All About the Song

Jackson’s cover enlightens us that Jesus is alive, and He is seen in our hearts. The narrator proudly proclaims Jesus without any hesitation. Furthermore, the man in the song doesn’t care what people would like to believe, the only thing that matters is that Jesus is alive.

He lives (He lives), Christ Jesus lives today

He walks with me and talks with me

Along life’s narrow way

He lives (He lives), Salvation to impart

You ask me how I know He lives?

He lives within my heart

What about you, do you believe Jesus is alive? If yes, where do you think He is right now?


Alan Jackson

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