Behind the Song: Arise My Love
Arise, My Love is a popular contemporary Easter song depicting the resurrection. The song is a hit for the Christian group Newsong, who are also
known for the Christmas hit, Christmas Shoes.
Eddie Carswell, is one of the original members of the group, which was founded in 1981. However, the group did not emerge on the world stage as Newsong until 1991. The lyrics clearly draw on the passages in the Bible which depicts Mary Magdalene’s journey to the tomb, only to find it empty.
The music for the song was arranged by David T. Clydesdale.
So as we listen to the moving lyrics and melody, let us contemplate that the resurrection is at the core of the gospel message.