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Because You Live, O Christ

Because you live, O Christ,
       the garden of the world has come to flower,
the darkness of the tomb
       is flooded with your resurrection power.

Refrain: The stone has rolled away and death cannot imprison!
       O sing this Easter Day, for Jesus Christ has risen,
              has risen, has risen, has risen!

Because you live, O Christ,
       the spirit bird of hope is freed for flying,
our cages of despair
       no longer keep us closed and life-denying.

Because you live, O Christ,
       the rainbow of your peace will span creation,
the colors of your love
       will draw all humankind to adoration.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1987 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 8020

Collections: In Every Corner Sing - Murray|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: 1 Corinthians 15:54-55

Theme: Easter, Jesus Christ - Resurrection, New Life in Christ, Resurrection

Author(s): Murray, Shirley Erena (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: VRUECHTEN (Arr. Parker) - Parker, Alice (More Hymns | Biography)

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Date Uploaded: Tue Jun 3 09:12:16 2008

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