Let tongues made mute by fear and grief
be stirred to tell how life has won
eternal vict'ry over death,
how hope and faith and love endure,
how all creation is reborn
and quickened by the Spirit's breath.
The Stone that once the builders shunned
and banished to a borrowed tomb
now claims by right an honored place.
That living Stone defied death's grasp,
annulled the tyranny of sin,
and opened wide the gates of grace.
As by this vict'ry Christ raised up
a Temple which no hand had made,
God's dwelling-place revealed and true,
so those who share Christ's risen life
become the living hallowed space
where God is making all things new.