Sing, God's Easter people, sing!
For Jesus Christ of Nazareth
who shared our life and tasted death
has now been raised before the eyes
of his astonished witnesses.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Sing, God's Easter people, sing!
First Mary with sweet spices came,
discovering the empty tomb.
At once she ran, no time to lose,
resolved to tell her friends the news.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Sing, God's Easter people, sing!
Disciples John and Peter saw
the Lord lay in the grave no more;
and Thomas, later filled with doubt,
found disbelief turned inside out.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Sing, God's Easter people, sing!
Give thanks! The Lord Christ holds death's keys;
stands in our midst, bestows his peace
and sends us, strengthened, to enfold
his scattered flock across the world.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

David Mowbray b. 1938
© David Mowbray / administered by the Jubilate Group
Irregular
Tune: Trier (Trier Gesangbuch)