Christ has Arisen, Alleluia – Lutheran Service Book #466
Matthew 28:5-7; 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Christ has arisen, alleluia
Rejoice and praise Him, alleluia
For our Redeemer burst from the tomb,
Even from death, dispelling its gloom
Let us sing praise to Him with endless joy;
Death’s fearful sting He has come to destroy.
Our sin forgiving, alleluia!
Jesus is living, alleluia!
After the women learned that Jesus was risen, their lives were never again the same. We too have problems. We still need direction in life. We now have meaning and hope for life. We cling to God’s promises in the trials of life. Of ourselves we are already dead spiritually. Yet in Christ there is new hope and new life.
Almighty God, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life. We humbly pray that we may live before You in righteousness and purity forever; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.