FROM DEATH TO LIFE

1 In Christ we died; with Christ we live
from sin made truly free,
our claim with all who follow him:
"Not I, but Christ in me!"

2 The grain of wheat into the ground
must fall alone and die,
before it can attain new life
and grow and multiply.

3 They crucified the Lord of life,
then in the tomb he lay,
until the resurrection news
rang out on Easter Day.

4 *At this baptismal font, the rite
proclaims that we have died,
yet live no more in Christ's dark tomb,
but risen at his side!

5 In Christ we died; with Christ we live,
from sin made truly free;
our claim with all who follow him:
"Not I, but Christ in me!"

 

*Alternative for v4 line 1: "At this baptismal pool, the rite"

Norman J Goreham

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