Sunday, March 23, 2008

Christ Is Risen! Hallelujah!

See What a Morning
Words and Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2003 Kingsway Thankyou Music

See, what a morning, gloriously bright,
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;
Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,
As the angels announce, "Christ is risen!"
See God's salvation plan,
Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,
Fulfilled in Christ, the Man,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

See Mary weeping, "Where is He laid?"
As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb;
Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;
It's the Master, the Lord raised to life again!
The voice that spans the years,
Speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us,
Will sound till He appears,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

One with the Father, Ancient of Days,
Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty.
Honor and blessing, glory and praise
To the King crowned with pow'r and authority!
And we are raised with Him,
Death is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered;
And we shall reign with Him,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!


Jacob said...

He is risen indeed!

Is that a Rembrandt?

Laura said...


Well spotted, Jacob.

Jacob said...

Why thank you. The more Rembrandt works I see, the more I like him. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that he was creating his art in the context of a Reformed culture?

Laura said...

The works of his that I've seen seem kind of voyeuristic -- does that make sense? Like you're seeing a moment that you shouldn't have seen, or should feel very fortunate to have seen. The one above is a good example but so are many of his paintings. They're a bit secretive, even this one. Yes, the resurrection is happening, but it's not about your being there. It's like you're looking around a tree in the graveyard or something.

Jacob said...

do you think the Prodigal Son has a similar feel? I really like that one. It seems that these paintings (especially the one you have above), are almost leading you to think more about the story and what event the picture is depicting than the work itself.
Gosh....maybe I should have taken more than just that one art history class!

Laura said...

Yeah, I just looked at it again, and I think it does. We're not supposed to be there, but he's given us a glimpse of the scene -- almost to serve as a mental image for later reflection, yes, I think you're right.

Wonder what art will be like in the New Creation?

GloryandGrace said...

Thanks for posting the song! I was considering posting that one on Good Friday, but decided to post "The Power of the Cross" instead :) Hope you're doing well!

Laura said...

Have you guys sung this at Sojourn? If so, did the band do it the way it is in the sample from the CD? I wish I had known about this song three or four weeks ago! There seems to be so little in the way of contemporary Easter music.

Oh, well . . . next year.

Laura's Dad

Laura said...

Well... we did it a little more rock 'n' roll, as I'm sure you can imagine -- guitars rather than keys, obviously, and a little edgier. And none of Kristyn Getty's slightly annoying gaspy singing.