Saturday, April 07, 2012

TRIDUUM -THE LORD OF LIFE LAY DEAD

THE HOLY FATHER CELEBRATES MASS AFTER CONSECRATING THE NEW
HIGH ALTAR OF ST MARYS CATHEDRAL SYDNEY
THE CARVING REPRESENTING CHRIST IN THE TOMB


"Three days our world was broken; the Lord of life lay dead.
"Take up your cross," He told us who followed where He led.
Would we now hang in torment with thieves on ev'ry side,
our Passover shattered, our hope crucified?
Three days we hid in silence, in bitter fear and grief.
Three days we clung together where He had washed our feet.

Three days and on the third day, the women came at dawn.
His tomb, they said, was empty, His broken body gone.
Who could believe their story? The dead do not arise,
yet He walks among us, and with our own eyes
we've seen Him at this table; we've shared His bread and wine.
Hearts burning bright within us, we've seen His glory shine.

Three days our world was broken and in an instant healed,
God's covenant of mercy in mystery revealed.
Two thousand years are one day in God's eternal sight,
and yesterday's sorrows are this day's delight.
Though still Christ's body suffers, pierced daily by the sword,
yet death has no dominion: the risen Christ is Lord!"

LISTEN AND BE MOVED :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4avFFjBpCJM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

With grateful thanks to the Organist Tom Kochak and to Holst for THAXTED/Jupiter and to the author of this Hymn who is/was a Lutheran I believe.

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