Sunday, September 18, 2022
344. Easter 3 Hymn (Series A)
Walking to Emmaus, two disciples frowned,
Yet their hearts burned strangely at the gospel's sound.
Christ is arisen! Ris'n indeed is He!
Hidden from their eyes, yet to Emmaus bound!
In His giving thanks, His breaking of the bread,
He was recognized as risen from the dead.
What shall we say? What, brethren, shall we say?
To this day the faithful by His hand are fed.
At the Feast of Weeks, bold Peter testified:
"Lord and Christ God made Him whom you crucified."
What shall we do? What, brethren, shall we do?
"Be baptized, repenting, and be justified."
Then three thousand souls were added to the Way,
By the means the faithful still use to this day.
What shall we be? What, brethren, shall we be?
Cleansed, restored, forgiven, all sins washed away.
Not by gold or silver, but the blood of Christ,
We have been redeemed, the Blameless sacrificed.
Now by God's word we have been born again—
By the seed that lives and evermore abides.
Brothers and dear sisters, how then shall we live,
Knowing what the altar, font and pulpit give?
Christ is in them; in them, indeed, is He,
Dead hearts to revive and sinners to forgive.
Hear again bold Peter: With a fervent heart,
Love each other, tracing Jesus' work of art!
Tell both your children and those yet far off!
Listen to the truth as pure souls, set apart!