Monday Morning Melody

It just dawned on me that Easter Sunday is only two weeks away. So with only a few more Mondays left until the 31st, I thought I should take this opportunity to do a few hymns about the resurrection. I love one that we are singing this month, so it seems the best place to start.

Keith and Kristyn Getty are often called modern-day hymn writers, and they do a fabulous job writing/composing hymns. I’ve featured a few of their songs here before, and they are pretty well-known, so I’ll skip the formal introductions and jump right into this piece.

“See, What a Morning” takes us back to that first Resurrection Sunday, reflecting on God’s power and love displayed. As was pointed out in my church service one Sunday, verse two describes a unique perspective–that of Mary weeping at the tomb until she hears “the voice that spans the years, speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us”.¬†

See, what a morning, gloriously bright,
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;
Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,
As the angels announce, “Christ is risen!”
See God’s salvation plan,
Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,
Fulfilled in Christ, the Man,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

See Mary weeping, “Where is He laid?”
As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb;
Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;
It’s the Master, the Lord raised to life again!
The voice that spans the years,
Speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us,
Will sound till He appears,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

One with the Father, Ancient of Days,
Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty.
Honor and blessing, glory and praise
To the King crowned with pow’r and authority!
And we are raised with Him,
Death is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered;
And we shall reign with Him,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

 

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