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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Was It A Morning Like This?

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Matthew 28:1-8
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.



Was It A Morning Like This
By Sandi Patty

Was it a morning like this, when the Son still hid from Jerusalem
And Mary rose from her bed to tend the Lord she thought was dead?

Was it a morning like this, when Mary walked down from Jerusalem
And two angels stood at the tomb, bearers of news she would hear soon?

Did the grass sing? Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?

Over and over like a trumpet underground,
Did the earth seem to pound: “He is risen”
Over and over in a never ending round
“He is risen, alleluia, alleluia!”

Was it a morning like this, when Peter and John ran from Jerusalem?
And as they raced for the tomb, beneath their feet was there a tune?

Did the grass sing? Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?

Over and over like a trumpet underground,
Did the earth seem to pound: “He is risen”
Over and over in a never ending round
“He is risen, alleluia, alleluia!”

Was it a morning like this, when my Lord looked out on Jerusalem?

A blessed Resurrection Sunday to each of you, my internet friends.

9 comments:

  1. I've never heard that song before. Very nice. I also think about the song "He's Alive" every Easter. Dolly Parton does a great version of it. :) Have a wonderful holiday!

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  2. Hallelujah He is risen.May this day be filled with wonder for you.

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  3. Happy Easter to you and yours.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Thank you, GQ. It's so nice to "see" you again. :)

    Thanks, Deborah.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the song, Elizabeth. It's a favorite, as is "He's Alive." I don't think I've heard that one done by Dolly Parton, though. It always brings a tear to my eye, as I imagine Peter realizing that Jesus is alive and wondering how he (Peter) could ever face Him after denying that he even knew Him...and then seeing the love and forgiveness in Jesus' face. Great song.

    Thank you, Steve.

    Amen, Ruth. Each day is filled with the wonder of His love.

    Thanks so much, Betsy.

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  5. Thanks, BB. Hope yours was good, as well.

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