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Death Be Not Proud



My (James) current favorite Good Friday song is "Death Be Not Proud" by Audrey Assad. Audrey is a creative singer/songwriter who is open about the impact on her life of, for example, her battles with anxiety and her father being a Syrian refugee. This song is "trash talk" against all the pain and suffering of the world. Because of Christ and His sacrifice on the cross, death will be no more.


"Death Be Not Proud" involves vocal harmonies and a touch of reverb. The chord progression, melody and verse/chorus order are not difficult to learn. I was able to play it for a Good Friday service at one of my previous churches. Here is the video. Lyrics are below:

Death, be not proud, though the whole world fear you:

Mighty and dreadful you may seem,

But death, be not proud, for your pride has failed you

You will not kill me.


Though you may dwell in plague and poison,

You're a slave to fate and desperate men,

So death, if your sleep be the gates to Heaven,

Why your confidence?


When you will be no more,

You will be no more,

When you will be no more.

Even death will die.

Even death will die.


Death, be not proud.

Death, be not proud.

Death, be not proud,

Cause even death will die.