by J S Bach.
Bless this day the joy of life,
The revelation of the flesh,
The paradise of man and wife
Joined to share the gift of bliss.
Bless this day the pain
The passion that redeems the flesh,
The love between a man and wife
Beyond all agony and bliss.
Bless this day the end
The peace within the dying flesh,
The bond between a man and wife
That long outlasts their bit of bliss.
Bless this day the whole
The grace of being more than flesh,
The voyage of a man and wife
Across the mystery of bliss.
Rabbits soft and cuddly
Baby chickens, too.
Easter eggs for baskets
White and pink and blue.
Easter cards of greeting,
Music in the air,
Lilies just to tell us
It's Easter everywhere.
Love Redeems a Bit of Grace
By Dimitri Shostakovich.
Every love redeems a bit of grace,
Abetting God in filling lust with light.
So does Christ's passion passion's truth reveal:
That God Himself such love for us can feel,
Embracing us as we our loved ones might,
Rejoicing in our love as we embrace.
Tomb of Christ Is But the Bed
By Turlough O'Carolan
The tomb of Christ is but the bed
He rested on three days.
Easter morn He rose again,
The flower of our spring.
On Him, arisen from the dead,
Must we, though flesh decays,
Bestow our faith that when we die
Our souls, like His, shall not long lie
Forsaken in our tomb.
Christ shall, with deep affection, when
He sees our soul's affliction, then
Redeem us with His pain.
In His eternal suffering
Shall we find grace enough to bring
The seed of faith to bloom?
He Lives on High
He lives on high, He
lives on high,
Triumphant over sin and all its stain;
He lives on high, He lives on high,
Some day He's coming again.
He arose from death and
all its sorrow,
To dwell in that land of joy and love;
He is coming back some glad tomorrow,
And He'll take all His
children home above.
Weary soul, to Jesus come confessing,
Redemption from sin He offers thee;
Look to Jesus and receive a blessing,
There is life, there is joy and victory!
Some Things That Easter
Easter duck and Easter chick,
Easter eggs with chocolate thick.
Easter hats for one and all,
Easter Bunny makes a call!
Happy Easter always brings
Such a lot of pleasant things.
Easter Comes But Once
Easter comes but once a year
But when it does, we all know its here
Children filling themselves with chocolate
Dad's down the pub for a pint of beer!
We go to the church for the wine
Dad's half asleep, and jerking his head
Baby sister is here too, munching away
On the free Easter egg that the Priest gave us today
But remember we must,
that the Lord died for us
And ascended into heaven to give us fresh lives
For each and every one of us