AN EASTER MADRIGAL

By Deacon Jen Swinbank

Upon this Easter morning

A brighter day is dawning

Fa-la-la-la, alleluia, fa-la-la, alleluia.

The grave stands wide and open

The bonds of death are broken

Fa-la-la-la, alleluia, fa-la-la, alleluia.

For Christ from out the tomb

Stands in the Upper Room

Fa-la -la-la-la, Fa-la-la-la-la, alleluia.

When Mary sees her Master

Our sorrow turns to laughter

Fa-la-la-la, alleluia, fa-la-la, alleluia.

So when she turns to greet Him

We go with her to meet Him

Fa-la-la-la, alleluia, fa-la-la, alleluia.

She sees her Risen Lord

The sign of joy outpoured.

Fa-la -la-la-la, Fa-la-la-la-la, alleluia.

Disciples walk in sadness

Their road is turned to gladness

Fa-la-la-la, alleluia, fa-la-la, alleluia.

He joins them at the table

His rising is no fable

Fa-la-la-la, alleluia, fa-la-la, alleluia.

They see Him break the bread

And know He is not dead

Fa-la -la-la-la, Fa-la-la-la-la, alleluia.

All Hea-ven joins our voices

The Church with us rejoices

Fa-la-la-la, alleluia, fa-la-la, alleluia.

So join our celebration

In songs of jubilation

Fa-la-la-la, alleluia, fa-la-la, alleluia.

Christ lives for us today

Is here with us to stay

Fa-la -la-la-la, Fa-la-la-la-la, alleluia.

JS 2007
Tune: Now is the Month of Maying

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