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Introduction to the Gospel for Easter Season

Women of Good Sense


The women have the sense to be afraid

seized by amazement at Godís Easter act,

not insulated from the resurrection fact

from the awesome emptiness where Christ was laid.

He has been raised! They marvel at the news;

a fantasy beyond the mind to cope

beyond all possibility, all hope!

These new, supreme, unconquerable truths!

The grinding wheel of sin and death is broken

In Jesus Christ the living God has spoken.

[Year B - Easter Day]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

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