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Introduction to the Gospel for Easter Season

Eternal Wounds Luke 24:44-53


So few His words, so short His earthly life,

so failed His enterprise, His end disgraced

but in that corner of our global space

He conquered, on a cross, our death and strife.

At first obscure, that victory changed the world,

removed all obstacles to human growth,

bequeathed repentance and forgiveness, both;

and over all that is, Godís flag unfurled.

The Christ, no longer bound by time and space

everywhere, displays His wounds of love and grace.


[Year B - Ascension]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

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