1 Because you live, O Christ,
the garden of the world has come to flower,
the darkness of the tomb
is flooded with your resurrection power.
Refrain: The stone has rolled away and death cannot imprison!
O sing this Easter Day, for Jesus Christ has risen,
has risen, has risen, has risen!
2 Because you live, O Christ,
the spirit bird of hope is freed for flying,
our cages of despair
no longer keep us closed and life-denying.
3 Because you live, O Christ,
the rainbow of your peace will span creation,
the colors of your love
will draw all humankind to adoration.
|First Line:||Because You live, O Christ|
|Title:||Because You Live, O Christ|
|Author:||Shirley Erena Murray (1987)|
|Refrain First Line:||The stone has rolled away|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 1987 by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Streem, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.|