O God, in raising Jesus that Resurrection Day,
You showed us you are with us and will not go away.
You give us bright tomorrows and free us from our sin;
You’re with us in our sorrows and show us love will win.
You give us hope of heaven and life to live in you.
The promise you have given is wonderful and true!
Yet resurrection glory is more than hope you give.
For this amazing story can change the way we live.
Through Jesus’ resurrection, we find our courage grow
To risk and serve your kingdom, to go where some won’t go.
Through Jesus’ resurrection, we find we’re called to be
A new and hopeful people who help set others free.
So send us to the places where troubles still abound,
Where people face injustice, where grief and pain are found.
We pray we’ll go with courage for we have peace to share;
Now help us live your message of new life everywhere.
Biblical References: Isaiah 65:17-25; Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18
Tune: AURELIA 188.8.131.52 D (“The Church’s One Foundation”)
Text: Copyright © 2016 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.