1. Alleluia! Christ our Savior,
Word who walked our human way,
understanding our behavior,
moves among us as we pray;
love that knows our worst temptation,
highest hope, and deepest need,
cleanses shame, but nails evasion,
quick to heal, forgive, and feed.
2. Alleluia! Christ our Leader
guides us on tomorrow's road,
questioning each easy pleasure,
selfish choice, and social code;
meeting us in words familiar,
and as uninvited guest,
through the scriptures, through our neighbors,
through the poorest and oppressed.
3. Alleluia! Christ in glory
waits, when life and work have ceased,
arms out-reaching wide in welcome,
host of love's eternal feast;
wondrous then the final judgment:
sin and failure all erased,
life reborn, a new creation--
Alleluia! God be praised!