Rising He Justified, Freely Forever...

Rising He Justified, Freely Forever...

Rising He Justified, Freely Forever is a line from the song "One Day" originally penned by John Wilbur Chapman of Richmond Indiana in 1910. The song is often referred to as "One day when heaven was filled with His praises".

The song is a classic, sung in Christian churches around the world but in recent years has been adapted to a very popular contemporary worship song, recorded by the group Casting Crowns. That song is often referred to as "Glorious Day (Living he loved me)"

The words are of incredibly deep meaning to Christians. In five words Chapman was able to crystallize the victory that is the resurrection of Christ. The song is a masterpiece of writing with choral refrains like "Living He loved me, dying He saved me" and "Buried he carried, my sins far away" and five verses that chart the journey of Jesus from the prince of Heaven, to earth, his death, resurrection and coming return.