Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter 2015

Easter Changes Everything

The Angel Rolling Away The Stone From The Sepulchre, William Blake, 1805

Music for today is the hymn, Thine Be The Glory, Risen Conquering Son, written by Edmund Budry and set to music from George Frederick Handel's oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus:

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won;
angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.

Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the vict'ry, thou o'er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the Church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.

No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;
life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife;
make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love:
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.

Christ As The Redeemer Of Man     William Blake, 1808

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