A new single from North Point Music, “Death Was Arrested,” was released December 4 after several months of anticipation within and beyond the worship community. Just hours after its release, the song hit #1 in the “Christian & Gospel” category on iTunes and #12 overall.

Written and produced by the North Point InsideOut band, songwriters believe this song has the potential to reach a cross-section of churches and individuals with a message that is gripping and contemplative yet overwhelmingly hopeful and life giving.

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin,
Lost without hope with no place to begin
Your love made a way to let mercy come in,
When death was arrested and my life began.

Freedom, beauty, and grace are among the themes the band sought to weave throughout the song.

“Freedom is such an integral part of our message,” explained Heath Balltzglier, who wrote the outro that includes the phrase, “Forever we’re free.” “We are free not just from death, but also in life; we are free from the comparison trap, free from fear and doubt, free to be who God created us to be.”
“We prayed that God would use this song and that people would be saved,” Adam Kersh, vocalist, said. “That was our prayer from the very beginning, and we have already seen God answering that prayer.”

The band hopes this song will have a lasting impact in a range of different environments.

“We believe Jesus actually lived and hung on a cross and was placed in a tomb, and on the third day His eyes opened — and when they did, the definition of death for all who believe in Him changed forever because through Him we have life,” added Coker. “That’s what ‘Death Was Arrested’ is all about.”

(Taken from christianpost.com)

Listen  here as the band narrates the story behind this song.