“We are his witnesses,” Peter proclaimed in his preaching.
“We learned the message of Christ through his serving and teaching.
Jesus is Lord! He went around doing good.
In all he did, God was with him.”
“We are his witnesses: Jesus was filled with God’s Spirit.
He gladly told of God’s kingdom to all who would hear it.
How could it be? They killed the Lord on a tree!
One without sin chose to bear it.”
“We are his witnesses: Christ who was dead is now risen!
God raised him up on the third day from death’s dreary prison.
Now we proclaim: All can have life in his name.
We have been freed and forgiven.”
We in the church have a message beyond all comparing:
Christ is alive and brings life to the lost and despairing.
He takes our sins! Easter assures us God wins!
Ours is the good news for sharing.
LOBE DEN HERREN 126.96.36.199.8 (“Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”)
Biblical Reference: Acts 10:34-43
Tune: Straisund Ernewerten Gesangbuch, 1665. Harm. The Chorale Book for England, 1863
Text: Copyright © 2015 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.