Beneath The Waters (I Will Rise) – Hillsong Worship

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“We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4 (NIV)

The original idea for this song about the power and significance of baptism had been sitting on my laptop for a while, unfinished. The catalyst for completing the idea came when Pastor Brian shared that he had it on his heart to have a special baptism service at church.

At our church we have the baptismal pool at the front of the auditorium and people are baptised as the congregation witness their declaration and worship with them. We set about finishing “Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise)” for this service so that people would have a declaration to sing as they rose from the waters of baptism.

In its essence, this song is about rising to the new life Romans 6:4 speaks of as well as acknowledging the submission to Christ’s Lordship that baptism represents. In a broader sense, however, it has become a powerful confession of faith and salvation that has found a place across the life of our church, not just in a baptism setting.

– Scott Ligertwood

‘Beneath The Waters (I Will Rise)’ from the Hillsong Worship album ‘Cornerstone’ released in July 2012.

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Verse 1
This is my revelation
Christ Jesus crucified
Salvation through repentance
At the cross on which He died

Verse 2
Now here my absolution
Forgiveness for my sin
And I sink beneath the waters
That Christ was buried in

Chorus
I will rise
I will rise
As Christ was raised to life
Now in Him
Now in Him I live

Verse 3
I stand a new creation
Baptised in blood and fire
No fear of condemnation
By faith I’m justified

Bridge
I rise as You are risen
Declare Your rule and reign
My life confess Your Lordship
And glorify Your Name

Your word it stands eternal
Your kingdom knows no end
Your praise goes on forever
And on and on again

No power can stand against You
No curse assault Your throne
No one can steal Your glory
For it is Yours alone

I stand to sing Your praises
I stand to testify
For I was dead in my sin
But now I rise

CCLI #: 6179573
© Hillsong Music 2012
Words & Music by Brooke Ligertwood and Scott Ligertwood

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