Christ Jesus is risen – He is risen indeed!
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Three days from an ending to a beginning
three days from mourning to joy
three days from weeping to wonder
the sign of Jonah, the temple raised up
the miracle of all miracles has unfolded
true are the claims of the Ancient One
the prophecies of times long passed are fulfilled
the guarded tomb stone has been rolled away
empty is the gloomy space of death’s chamber
the pierced and broken body of the Crucified One gone
the Resurrection and the Life has shed the grave clothes
the angel’s good news proclaimed – “He is not here”
the heavenly host’s praises sung – “Worthy is the Lamb”
the shrieks of hell’s horde begun
the dark god of this age has been crushed
rescued from the dominion of darkness are the saints
ushered into the kingdom of light are the redeemed
the sting of death is healed
by faith, life forever is ours
no longer objects of wrath is the seed of Abraham
the beloved of the King is our identity
there is no longer condemnation
the curse of Eden’s fall has been lifted
receive the peace, the hope, the forgiveness
at the Lord Almighty’s right hand is our risen Intercessor
in His name we approach the eternal throne
soon His return will welcome us home.
Hallelujah, Christ was dead and is now alive!
Let all that has breath rejoice.
— Philip A. Gunther