Thursday, December 29, 2022
466. Easter Day (Series C)
Alleluia! Christ is living,
Having suffered in our stead!
Rise, guilt-stricken hearts and grieving:
Praise the Firstborn from the dead!
Hear the glad good news, believing,
And partake of living Bread!
Firstfruits of all them who slumber,
Christ has answered for our debt.
Adam's children in full number
Toil no more 'neath thrall and threat,
For the bond that us encumbers
Jesus' blood has more than met.
Now begins a new creation:
Weeping will give place to joy.
No more, in God's holy nation,
Shall they injure or destroy.
Safe from death and desolation,
Fruitful efforts we'll employ.
Christ is risen, yea, ascended
To the right hand of the Lord,
Whence, all rule and power ended,
Will death's captives be restored,
Gathered to that vision splendid
Where for aye He is adored.