Glory to you, O Christ:
by your death you have destroyed death
and by your resurrection you have brought life and immortality to light
Jesus appears to the Ten in the Upper Room
The ones locked away in fear
1 Upper room, the table bare
No bread, no wine now here to share.
We’ve heard the news, yet still we fear
No peace of mind, to dry our tears.
2 Then in an instance, light appeared.
Is it a trick that now has neared.
What ghost, what spectre see we now
Disturbing heart and mind, but how?
3 “What is your trouble, doubting minds
Look at my hands, my feet, here find
Reach out and touch, for it is I
No apparition here, no lie.”
4 His hands, his feet his broken side
We saw yet in our hearts denied,
How could the Lord from death be risen
“What food have you, no bread of heav’n?”
5 We gave, he ate and once again
He shared the word and made it plain.
All we had heard, seemed new to tell
How all things preached were planned as well.
6 “The suffering, the third day rise
Repentance sure, forgiveness wise
Were written for the world to know
And you my witnesses will go.
7 Jerusalem’s where you will start
And then from there you will embark
As witnesses to human kind
Across the world to seek and find.
8 I now must to my Father go
That you a comforter may know,
One to strengthen to make things plain.
So wait just now and here remain.
Risen Lord, though we are afraid and our fears are real, speak peace to our hearts and breathe upon us the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Alleluia. Christ is risen
He is risen indeed. Alleluia
© 2020 Liturgy by Rev’d Norman Wallwork - Verse and Artwork by Rev’d Paul Collings