Thankful Thursday - Sacrifice

As we head toward celebrating Easter Sunday, 2009, the subject today for Thankful Thursday hosted by Laurie at Women Taking a Stand is sacrifice.

My words would pale in comparison so I will, instead, share lyrics of one of my most favorite hymns. Written by Charles Wesley in 1739, it so eloquently speaks to the sacrifice for which I am so incredibly thankful. What else in life brings such awe, such humbled sorrow and such amazing joy?

Be blessed. Have an amazing, miracle, love and joy filled Easter.

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is over, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!


June said...

Jesus Christ is risin today Allelua
(not sure if i spelled this right)
The main thing is HE LIVES!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by, I would like to visit with you often.


Genejosh said...

love the song...brings tear to the reader..listener

Laurie Ann said...

Amen! Happy Thankful Thursday and Happy Easter. Maranatha! Laurie Ann

Angela said...

sang along..awesome!!

Denise said...

So beautiful my friend.

Michele Williams said...

He is risen indeed! Amen! Praise the Lord! Thank you for sharing...

Tammy said...

Praise the Lord - I request this hymn for Easter Sunday...so looking forward to singing it with my brothers and sisters in Christ as we celebrate His life!

Serendipity said...

Amen! This is a beautiful song! Thank you for the visit. Have a blessed Easter!

lupusurvivor said...

amen. thanks for visiting my TT. have a blessed easter weekend.

Melanie said...

My very favorite hymn to sing at Easter! That is, if I can sing thru it without the tears.. then it is my favorite hymn to listen and soak in at Easter! :)

Happy Thankful Thursday!

God Chaser said...

Thank you- Aleelua, Allelua He is Risen. Have a wonderful Resurrection Day.

So glad I can sing Allelua

hip chick said...

Oh what beautiful lyrics.