Go tell it! Jesus is Risen!

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD ~ April 16, 2017

First day of the week now come

The dawn, now dawning

Women rushing with their spices

Quaking earth trembling, trembled

An angel dazzling, dazzled

Rolling back the stone

Do not be afraid! he said,

He has been raised!

Go quickly!!

Tell it!

Jesus is risen!

 

What did he say?

Do not be afraid?

Does that apply to us?

To people struggling to pay their rent?

To old people wasting away in nursing homes?

Immigrants afraid of being deported?

Syrian children in bombed-out rubble?

Do not be afraid! he said,

He has been raised!

Go quickly!

Tell it!

To your neighbors, to America, and all the world!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

JESUS IS RISEN!

 by bob traupman

Now here is the text of the gospel of the Easter Vigil Mass ~Matthew 28: 1- 10 on which this poem is based. Click here.

Before you go, here’s the Australian young people’s group Hillsong singing “Worthy is the Lamb” Click Here. Be sure to turn up your speakers and be sure to enter full screen