Thoughts for the Month

Dear Friends,

Easter would not be Easter without the singing of that well-known hymn, ‘Jesus Christ is risen today’. It sums up quite succinctly the good news of Easter and indeed our response to the proclamation that ‘Christ is Risen indeed—Alleluia’!

This resurrection truth lies at the heart of the Christian message and provides us with the hope that although, at times, we may find it hard to make sense of ourselves, others, and indeed the world, we are not without that eternal hope which Jesus had wrought for each of us.

Let us join our praise and thanksgiving with the angelic host as we seek to proclaim Jesus as Lord and King in our lives. Have a great Easter—Alleluia!

Martin

1           Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia!

our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!

suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

 

2           Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!

unto Christ, our heav’nly King, Alleluia!

who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!

sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

 

3           But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!

our salvation have procured, Alleluia!

now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!

where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

(Lyra Davidica, 1708 and others)

Martin

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