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Introduction to the Gospel for Lent

I, If I Be Lifted Up


Jesus Christ displays what God has done: -

lifted up for us upon the cruel cross:

lifted up from death, erasing every loss:

lifted up to Godís right hand, triumphant Son.

In one event, three mighty truths occur:

our suffering shared, in death he is disgraced:

surpassing love, replenishes the waste:

and, Godís right hand, makes our salvation sure.

With him we died, we rose again, ascended

and, hid with Christ in God, our lifeís unended.

[Year B - Lent 4]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

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