Digital download: A new version (words only) of the traditional Easter hymn ‘Jesus Christ is risen today’, which provides the first verse. The five new verses unfold the story of the morning of the resurrection. To be sung to the tune ‘Easter hymn’ CH410 (also available in other hymnbooks).
Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia
Who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia
Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia
Mary came at break of day, Alleluia
Found the stone was rolled away, Alleluia
Running men, amazed belief, Alleluia
Growing hope replacing grief, Alleluia
Jan Sutch Pickard is a former Warden of Iona Abbey, a storyteller, liturgist and Methodist lay preacher. She has twice served as a peace monitor with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.
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