Jesus Christ, hope of glory,
gift of God, love's embrace.
Death does not close the story
of your love and boundless grace.
Christ, who died and rose up from the dead,
you bring life this world cannot destroy.
As we drink the cup and share the bread,
here and now, we taste of heaven's joy.
Life is full of trouble and distress.
We are poor and weak; we lose our way.
Yet your Spirit comes to heal and bless,
speaking for us when we cannot pray.
Living Christ, we live with trust in you,
sharing in one body and one call,
giving thanks to God in all we do,
as the Spirit's fullness fills us all.