Author: Brian Arthur Wren, 1936- Meter: 22.214.171.124 Appears in 42 hymnals Scripture: Luke 12:50 Lyrics: 1 Christ is alive! Let Christians sing.
The cross stands empty to the sky.
Let streets and homes with praises ring;
Love, drowned in death, shall never die.
2 Christ is alive! No longer bound
to distant years in Palestine,
but saving, healing, here and now,
and touching every place and time.
3 In every insult, rift and war,
where colour, scorn or wealth divide,
Christ suffers still, yet loves the more,
and lives, where even hope has died.
4 Women and men, in age and youth,
can feel the Spirit, hear the call,
and find the way, the life, the truth,
revealed in Jesus, freed for all.
5 Christ is alive, and comes to bring
good news to this and every age,
till earth and sky and ocean ring
with joy, with justice, love, and praise. Topics: Assurance; Justice; Jesus Christ Resurrection; Jesus Christ Priesthood and Intercession; Jesus Christ Kingship; Jesus Christ Humanity; Evil; Cross; Celebration of Faith; Atonement; Resurrection Used With Tune: DUNEDIN
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing