Now sing the gospel story, the news we have received!
To God be all the glory for what we now believe:
Christ died to take our sinning; the scriptures say it’s true!
It seemed that death was winning, yet God makes all things new.
There’s news by which God saves us, if we believe God’s way;
See! Death cannot enslave us; God gave us Easter Day.
For Christ our Lord was buried, the scriptures say it’s true!
His friends all grieved and worried, yet God made all things new.
God raised him on a Sunday; the women saw the joy.
Then Peter and the others learned death could not destroy.
Then many more bore witness; the scriptures say it’s true!
God’s love for us is endless, for God makes all things new.
We sing the gospel story that Jesus is the Christ.
He is God’s Son! Give glory! Through him, God gives us life.
For he was the beginning; he also is the end.
Christ Jesus is our Savior, our Lord and God. Amen!
Biblical References: 1 Corinthians 15:1-6; Mark 16:1-9; Matthew 16:16; Revelation 22:13; John 20:28
Tune: LANCASHIRE 126.96.36.199 D (“The Day of Resurrection”) Henry Thomas Smart, 1835.
Text: Copyright © 2017 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.