Sunday, April 24, 2011

Allelujah!

Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say,
Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high,
Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth reply,
Alleluia!


Love’s redeeming work is done,
Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the vict’ry won,
Alleluia!
Jesus’ agony is o’er,
Alleluia!
Darkness veils the earth no more,
Alleluia!


Lives again our glorious King,
Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save,
Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave?
Alleluia!



Hardly a more glorious day could shine on an Easter Sabbath.  The whole of nature here seems as though she has newly risen from Winter's death, and sings with all of her heart and voice the strains of glorious Easter's message.  Christ lives.  He loves His people.  And He will not leave us desolate . . . He will come again, and we will meet Him and know Him, and at last be safely home again.

I hope and pray that the glory of this day can shine in your life each and every day, as we do our best to live and love and do as Jesus Christ, my Lord and Master, did, in His Holy name, Amen.

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