Reflections

Exult, All Creation! Jesus Is Risen!

Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!

Exult, all creation around God’s throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation!

Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor,

Radiant in the brightness of our King!
Christ has conquered! Glory fills you!
Darkness vanishes forever!

Rejoice, O Mother Church!

Exult in glory!
The risen Savior shines upon you!
Let this place resound with joy,
Echoing the mighty song of all God’s people!

It is truly right

That with full hearts and minds and voices
We should praise the unseen God,
the all-powerful Father,
and God’s only son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
For Christ has ransomed us with his blood,
and paid for us the price of Adam’s sin
to our eternal Father!

This is our Passover feast,

when Christ, the true Lamb, is slain,
whose blood consecrates the homes
of all believers.

This is the night when first you saved our fathers:

you freed the people of Israel
from their slavery
and led them dry-shod through the sea.

This is the night when Christians everywhere . . .

Are restored to grace and grow together in
Holiness.

This is the night when Jesus Christ

broke the chains of death
and rose triumphant from the grave.

Father, how wonderful your care for us!

How boundless your merciful love!
To ransom a slave
You gave away your Son.
O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam,
which gained for us so great a Redeemer!

Night truly blessed when

heaven is wedded to earth
and humankind is reconciled with God.
Therefore, heavenly Father,
in the joy of this night,
receive our evening sacrifice of praise,
your church’s solemn offering.

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