Revelation 1:18

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

“He Holds the Keys,” written by John Mohr and introduced by Steve Green, focuses first on the cross and second on the present reality of Jesus holding the keys of hell and death. But it draws the imagery for its climactic chorus from Revelation 1:18.

Expository Songs

Wake Us Up! (Rev. 1:1-8) (Revelation 1:1-8) (2018)
Popularized by Dave Herring
Amazon

Now unto him, whose Love has shown (Revelation 1:5-6)
John Barnard
Lyrics

Unto Christ Who Loved Us (Revelation 1:5-6)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

With Harps and with Viols (Revelation 1:5-6)
Arthur T. Pierson
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Now to the Lord, that makes us know (Revelation 1:5-7) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

To him that loved the souls of men (Revelation 1:5-9)
Isaac Watts
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Glory to Him who Loved Us! (Revelation 1:5)
Lyrics

The Unveiling (Revelation 1:7-18)
Michael Card | Popularized by Michael Card
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Coming Back (Revelation 1:7) (2010)
Popularized by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Look Up! (Revelation 1:7) (1979)
Susan Periman, Mitch Glaser | Popularized by Liberated Wailing Wall
Lyrics

John the Revelator (Revelation 1:9-18)
Rusty Goodman | Popularized by Happy Goodmans
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Mighty and Glorious (Revelation 1:11-15) (2013)
Popularized by Paul Wilbur
YouTube | Amazon

Do Not Be Afraid (Revelation 1:12-20) (2001)
Don Francisco | Popularized by Don Francisco
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

The angels of the Churches (Revelation 1:12)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Hail to the prince of life and peace (Revelation 1:18) (1755)
Philip Doddridge | Popularized by Hymns Founde­d on Var­i­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­ture. By the Late Rev­er­end Phil­ip Dod­dridge, D. D. (1755)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

He Holds the Keys (Revelation 1:18) (1985)
Jon Mohr | Popularized by Steve Green
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

I Am He That Liveth (Revelation 1:18)
C. Russell Hurditch and J.H. Burke
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Other References

Are You Washed In The Blood? (Revelation 1:5) (1878)
Elisha Hoffman | Popularized by Spir­it­u­al Songs for Gos­pel Meet­ings and the Sun­day School (1878)
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Let Us Love, and Sing, and Wonder (Revelation 1:5) (1779)
John Newton | Popularized by Olney Hymns (1779)
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Every Eye Shall See (Revelation 1:7)
William Gaither, Gloria Gaither | Popularized by Bill Gaither Trio
YouTube

Every Eye Shall See (Revelation 1:7)
William Gaither, Robert Farrell | Popularized by The Statesmen
YouTube | Amazon

He’s Coming in the Clouds (Revelation 1:7)
Curtis Hyler | Popularized by Dixie Melody Boys
Amazon

Jesus is Lord (Revelation 1:7) (2003)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

King of the Ages (Revelation 1:7) (2002)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

O Church, Arise (Revelation 1:7) (2005)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

When Jesus Comes in the Clouds (Revelation 1:7)
Allen Frazier | Popularized by Poet Voices
YouTube | Amazon

When the Son Breaks Through the Clouds (Revelation 1:7)
Lee Penland | Popularized by The Inspirations
Amazon

Remember the Mountain (Revelation 1:9)
Rodney Griffin | Popularized by The McKameys
YouTube | Amazon

The King of Love (Revelation 1:14-18) (1997)
Stuart Townend, Kevin Jamieson | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

The voice that wakes the dead (Revelation 1:14)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Blessing and Honor (Revelation 1:17) (1999)
Stuart Townend | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics | Amazon

The First and Last (Revelation 1:17)
Rodney Griffin, Randall Hunley | Popularized by Greater Vision
YouTube

Christians, Dismiss Your Fear (Revelation 1:18)
Joseph Hart , John Cennick
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Good News From the Graveyard (Revelation 1:18)
Popularized by Kingdom Heirs
YouTube | Amazon

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