Without You / Because He Lives

Music HighwayWe human beings are creatures that are made to have relationships with others.

As adults, we must deal with the unpleasant reality that breakups will occur. It may be a girlfriend/boyfriend, fiancée/fiancé, wife/husband that depart and leave us heartbroken, dejected and deeply shaken.

For whatever reason, when these separations happen,  some people become greatly depressed believing that they cannot go on with their lives anymore.

If you are feeling this way, let me introduce you to the Companion of souls – God Almighty.

If you know Him already, fine, continue keeping your heart focused on Him.

But, if you do not know Him, He is the One who made you and everything that is around you. He is the One who started the ball of life, the earth, rolling centuries ago.

When you feel that you cannot go on in your life, turn to Him for strength, for encouragement and for love. Yes, love. He will always be by your side. He has always loved you – and still does. You never need to be helplessly lonely or hopelessly depressed.

With God being with you, you can change your tune from the one sung by Harry Nilsson in the first YouTube video below, to the one sung by Christians of all ages as seen in the second video. It is a song of hope, courage, certainty, optimism and joy.

BadfingerNo DiceWithout You (1970)
lyrics – Pete Ham, Tom Evans (of Badfinger group)
music – Pete Ham, Tom Evans (of Badfinger group)
sung by – Harry Nilsson (1991)
genre – Soft rock
album – No Dice (Badfinger)
also sung by – Air Supply (1981); Mariah Carey (1994)

No, I can’t forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that’s just the way the story goes
You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows
Yes, it shows

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Harry Nilsson (1941 – 1994)

No, I can’t forget tomorrow
When I think of all my sorrow
When I had you there, but then I let you go
And now it’s only fair that I should let you know
What you should know

I can’t live if living is without you
I can’t live, I can’t give anymore
I can’t live if living is without you
I can’t give, I can’t give anymore

Well, I can’t forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that’s just the way the story goes
You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows
Yes, it shows

I can’t live if living is without you
I can’t live, I can’t give anymore
I can’t live if living is without you
I can’t live, I can’t give anymore
If living is without you

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This YouTube video below is the antonym (opposite) of the first video above in that the singers express deep faith and hope in the future because they believe in Jesus Christ.
I did not know of this group, Daves Highway, until I began researching for this post. They have a very good sound. And there is something about the name of the group that I like.

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Gloria & Bill Gaither

Because He Lives  (1974)
lyrics – Bill & Gloria Gaither
music – Bill & Gloria Gaither
sung by – Daves Highway
genre – gospel

God sent His Son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He bled and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!

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!

And then one day, I’ll cross that river,
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to victory,
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives!

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!

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!

And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

 

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