1 These are the facts as we have received them,
these are the truths that the Christian believes,
this is the basis of all of our preaching:
Christ died for sinners and rose from the tomb.

2 These are the facts as we have received them:
Christ has fulfilled what the scriptures foretold,
Adam's whole family in death had been sleeping,
Christ through his rising restores us to life.

3 These are the facts as we have received them:
we, with our saviour, have died on the cross;
now, having risen, our Jesus lives in us,
gives us his Spirit and makes us his home.

4 These are the facts as we have received them:
we shall be changed in the blink of an eye,
trumpets shall sound as we face life immortal,
this is the victory through Jesus our Lord.

5 These are the facts as we have received them,
these are the truths that the Christian believes,
this is the basis of all of our preaching:
Christ died for sinners and rose from the tomb.

Michael Saward (born 1932)
© Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns
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