Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Photo by John Brasley
Your Easter celebration may be over, but Jesus’ incredible love for you is ongoing—and eternal.
I serve a risen Savior,
He’s in the world today;
I know that He is living,
whatever others say;
I see His hand of mercy,
I hear His voice of cheer,
and just the time I need Him
He’s always near.
He lives, He lives,
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.
In all the world around me
I see His loving care,
and though my heart grows weary,
I never will despair;
I know that He is leading
through all the stormy blast,
the day of His appearing
will come at last.
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian,
lift up your voice and sing
to Jesus Christ the King!
The hope of all who seek Him,
the help of all who find,
no other is so loving,
so good and kind.
Lyrics: A. H. Ackley (1933)
Arrangement: Stephen Sollars
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Marge McCoy
May God bless you and your family this Easter. We pray you would experience the Risen Lord as those first believers did. Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is o’er, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!
Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
Charles Wesley, 1739
Audio by Stephen Sollars
Photo: Diane Domigan
** The audio does not include all the verses but we are posting the lyrics for all the verses because each verse has a very special place in the Easter story. Alleluia!