The Spirit filled the tomb with breath
when God forgave us Jesus' death;
grace comes not by his death alone,
but by forgiving what was done.
When heaven's gift was not received,
the Savior died, the Spirit grieved;
yet grace sustains our mortal loss,
as God, by grace, forgives the cross.
We bear the cross to touch and trace
the tears that marked our Savior's face;
and we have learned, in spite of pain,
that hope can always rise again.
Not death alone, but mercy saves;
receive and rise up from your graves
reborn to live and Jesus bid
until, with God, our lives are hid.