From the Very Depths of Darkness

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1 From the very depths of darkness
springs a bright and living light;
out of falsehood and deceit
a greater truth is brought to sight;
in the halls of death, defiant,
life is dancing with delight!
The Lord is risen indeed!

Refrain:
Christ is risen! Hallelujah!
Christ is risen! Hallelujah!
Christ is risen! Hallelujah!
The Lord is risen indeed!

2 Jesus meets us at the dawning
of the resurrection day;
speaks our name with love, and gently
says that here we may not stay:
'Do not cling to me, but go to all
the fearful ones and say,
The Lord is risen indeed!' [Refrain]

3 So proclaim it in the high-rise,
in the hostel let it ring;
make it known in Cardboard City,
let the homeless rise and sing:
'He is Lord of life abundant,
and he changes everything:
the Lord is risen indeed!' [Refrain]

4 In the heartlands of oppression,
sound the cry of liberty:
where the poor are crucified,
behold the Lord of Calvary;
from the fear of death and dying,
Christ has set his people free;
the Lord is risen indeed! [Refrain]

5 To the tyrant, tell the gospel
of a love that can't be known
in a guarded palace-tomb,
condemned to live and die alone:
'Take the risk of love and freedom;
Christ has rolled away the stone!
The Lord is risen indeed!' [Refrain]

6 When our spirits are entombed
in mortal prejudice and pride;
when the gates of hell itself
are firmly bolted from inside;
at the bidding of his Spirit,
we may fling them open wide;
The Lord is risen indeed! [Refrain]

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #198b

Author: Michael Forster

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Text Information

First Line: From the very depths of darkness springs a bright and living light
Title: From the Very Depths of Darkness
Author: Michael Forster
Meter: 15.15.15.7 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Christ is risen! Hallelujah!
Copyright: © 1992 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #198a
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #198bText
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #211
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #151



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