You, O Christ, are Resurrection

You, O Christ, are resurrection
In a world that’s filled with pain.
You reach out when we are hurting
And you lift us up again.
Battered women, hungry children,
Lonely people, those in need
Find in you a hope that’s living
As they’re welcomed, loved and freed.

You, O Christ, are resurrection
When we’re caught up in our sin,
When we grieve the road we’re traveling,
When we see what might have been.
You give healing and forgiveness
In the place of sin and strife.
Christ, we’re drawn to what you give us—
Resurrection and new life.

You, O Christ, are resurrection
When a loved one’s memories fade,
For you never will forget us—
We’re the ones you came to save.
Lord, we trust that you will guide us
When each day brings grief and stress;
Living Christ, you walk beside us
Through this shadowed wilderness.

You, O Christ, are resurrection
When an illness takes its toll,
For the promise that you give us
Is that one day we’ll be whole.
So we need not fear the future
When the way seems hard to bear;
You will gently guide and lead us
To the place that you prepare.

John 11:1-45
BEACH SPRING (“God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”)
Text: Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved